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Secretariat Heritage Center launched to establish tourism destination

Secretariat Heritage Center launched to establish tourism destination
The recently announced Secretariat Heritage Center will get off to a running start on May 4.



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.



Nottoway County couple place third in national farming award program

Nottoway County couple place third in national farming award program
John and Lydia Shepherd of Nottoway County were awarded third place in the 2019 American  Farm Bureau FederationYoung Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award program. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 11-16  in New Orleans.



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.



Serve up some comforting soup on blustery winter days

Serve up some comforting soup on blustery winter days
January is Virginia’s coldest month, but it’s also National Soup Month and a fitting time to make some healthy, hearty, hot soups.



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.”



Nottoway County farmers honored for achievements

Nottoway County farmers honored for achievements
John and Lydia Shepherd of Nottoway County have been named the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers of the Year Achievement Award winners.



Decorate for the holidays, from the outside in

Decorate for the holidays, from the outside in
Cold temperatures shouldn’t keep you from using outdoor items to create fresh arrangements for inside.



AITC Book of the Year teaches children where meals originate

AITC Book of the Year teaches children where meals originate
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom wants children to discover how farmers provide healthy meals for them.



Va. Young Farmers win national awards at AFBF centennial convention

Virginia Young Farmers once again garnered national recognition as they competed at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s centennial convention Jan. 11-16.



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