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Loudoun County farmer wins national Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Chris Van Vlack of Loudoun County recently took top honors in the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet competition. The competition took place at the 2016 AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 10-13 in Orlando, Fla.



Shipping container gardens among solutions discussed at urban ag summit

Shipping container gardens, aeroponic growing towers and “green roofing” were among innovative solutions discussed at Virginia’s second annual Urban Agriculture Summit.



Virginia’s Great Bull Run

Last weekend, a quarter mile dirt track in Dinwiddie County’s Virginia Motorsport Park made Virginia history when it served as the inaugural site for the ‘Running of the Bulls’.  



New complex to embrace Pittsylvania County agriculture

The grand opening of the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex signifies more than just a building opening.



Producers strive to provide healthful foods for communities

Given the opportunity to share information, small-scale meat, dairy, poultry and egg producers turned out in force Feb. 26 for Virginia’s 2013 Local Foods Network Conference.



Samuelson and others have encouraging words for farm youth

High school and middle school students with an interest in agriculture got some encouraging words recently from a nationally recognized farm news broadcaster and other professionals with ag ties.



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