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Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit to take place in April

Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit to take place in April
The fourth Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit will bring together urban farmers, gardeners, foodies, policymakers and government leaders to learn more about one of agriculture’s fasting-growing sectors.



Fifth Virginia Agritourism Conference to be held in Roanoke

Fifth Virginia Agritourism Conference to be held in Roanoke
The 2019 Virginia Agritourism Conference on April 3 and 4 will provide agritourism entrepreneurs with resources and ideas.



Agricultural trade conference to feature trade ministers, Va. update

Agricultural trade conference to feature trade ministers, Va. update
Ministers from U.S. trade partners and representatives of domestic commodity organizations are among speakers at the 11th annual Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade. The event will be held March 5 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown.



Farm to School Conference highlights local foods in schools

Farm to School Conference highlights local foods in schools
School nutritionists, farmers and others interested in increasing local foods in schools will gather March 14 for the Virginia Farm to School Conference.



U.S. farmers to mark National Ag Week in mid-March

U.S. farmers to mark National Ag Week in mid-March
U.S. agriculture will be celebrated during National Ag Week, March 10-16, with particular emphasis on National Ag Day, March 14.



Rapidly evolving industry attracts Virginia farmers to hemp summit

Rapidly evolving industry attracts Virginia farmers to hemp summit
The second Industrial Hemp Summit took place Feb. 25 and 26, on the heels of the 2018 Farm Bill’s passage in December. That legislation lifted restrictions on growing hemp in the U.S.



Lee County Extension agent named first runner-up in national contest

Lee County Extension agent named first runner-up in national contest
Amy G. Fannon of Pennington Gap was named first runner-up for the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 11-16 in New Orleans.



Va. farmers share concerns with representatives during Legislative Day

Va. farmers share concerns with representatives during Legislative Day
County Farm Bureau presidents and other Farm Bureau volunteer leaders crowded the halls of the Pocahontas Building Jan. 28 to meet with delegates and senators during the annual Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Day.



The Meadow Event Park to host Secretariat Birthday Celebration

The Meadow Event Park to host Secretariat Birthday Celebration
The Meadow Event Park, historic Caroline County birthplace of the 1973 Triple Crown champion, will present its annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration on March 30. The festivities will include a 50th-birthday tribute to stablemate Riva Ridge. The 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner was known as the “horse that saved Meadow Farm.”



VSU to offer farming workshops across commonwealth

VSU to offer farming workshops across commonwealth
Virginia State University and Virginia Cooperative Extension have scheduled workshops to help farmers and gardeners learn more about a variety of topics.



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