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Va. Agriculture in the Classroom receives national grant

Va. Agriculture in the Classroom receives national grant
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom is one of six programs that recently received a grant from the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization.



Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse

Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse
Virginia Cooperative Extension has been awarded a grant to help with the opioid crisis affecting Virginians, especially those in rural areas.



Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets

Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets
The Virginia Department of Education has received a grant to further develop the Virginia Farm to School Program to increase the number of farmers providing food for school lunches.



Your membership helps school gardens grow!

Your membership helps school gardens grow!
School gardens can provide a treasure trove of learning experiences for children, and there are several ways your membership is making them possible.



Recently formed Young Farmers group at community college receives grant

Recently formed Young Farmers group at community college receives grant
The Wytheville Community College Young Farmers recently were recognized with a Collegiate Farm Bureau Mini-Grant of $500 from the American Farm Bureau Federation.



Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants

Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program is offering more than $30,000 to help educators and related groups integrate agriculture into classroom curriculums.



Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed

Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed
The Virginia Tobacco Commission has awarded a grant to help grow Southern Virginia wineries.



Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal

Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal
The omnibus bill Congress passed last week to fund the government through Sept. 30 restored $95 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business and Cooperative Service.



Carroll, Craig Farm Bureaus receive grants for educational efforts

Carroll, Craig Farm Bureaus receive grants for educational efforts
Two county Farm Bureaus in Virginia are recent recipients of grants that will assist in educating youth about U.S. agriculture.



Agriculture Matters grant assists two Loudoun County nonprofits

Agriculture Matters grant assists two Loudoun County nonprofits
The Loudoun County Farm Bureau honored two organizations with a 2017 Agriculture Matters Grant to assist them in promoting or expanding agricultural efforts within the county.



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