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Nutrient management training program in January

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Nutrient Management Program will offer a two-part agriculture nutrient management training school in January--for anyone interested in learning about the development of agricultural nutrient management plans or how to become a certified plan writer.

Average price for a Thanksgiving meal in Virginia is $91.30

As the cost of consumer goods continues to trend upward, so has the price of a Thanksgiving meal.

Agriculture is most dangerous occupation in U.S. says National Farm Safety and Health Week promo

Agriculture and forestry are Virginia’s most hazardous occupations, according to Virginia's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Farmers and forestry workers are at high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries, noise-induced hearing loss, skin diseases, and high levels of stress associated with these occupations.

Va. chosen by international yeast products manufacturer for first US operation

Leiber, a German manufacturer that processes brewers’ yeast into animal nutrition, biotechnology, and nutraceutical products, will invest up to $20 million to establish its first U.S. operation in Innovation Village in Rockingham County, near the Shenandoah Valley.

State Plant Pathologist to share facts about disease in Beech trees

Devin Bily, Virginia's State Plant Pathologist, will give a Zoom presentation on Wednesday, Sept 13, at 11 a.m. on Beech Leaf Disease and its impact on American Beech trees.

Community commercial kitchen opens Sept. 1 in Culpeper

The space offers users a ten-burner stove and oven, prep tables, ample cold and dry storage, and an extensive equipment library. The kitchen will be available to small food businesses, farmers, producers, community partners, and local folks looking for some room to create. It serves the Rappahannock-Rapidan region, a five-county region of Culpeper, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock and Fauquier.

Aug. 31 program especially for veterans interested in learning about farming

Military veterans! If you are an aspiring or active farmer, rancher or landowner a "Boots to Roots 3," on-farm event on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 9 to 11:30 a.m, is aimed at providing attendees valuable insights into profitable and sustainable agricultural practices.

Celebrate Virginia Farmers Markets - August 6 - 12

Governor Glenn Youngkin has proclaimed August 6-12, 2023 as Farmers Market Week in Virginia. The proclamation recognizes how the nearly 250 farmers markets in the state provide locally grown food to Virginia communities, create sales opportunities for local agricultural producers, generate revenue for local economies, and help to improve food access.

Virginia gets an official Pony of Virginia—from Chincoteague

Through the passage of this legislation, the Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes the historical and cultural significance of the Chincoteague pony, safeguarding this legacy for future generations. This momentous step demonstrates the commitment of Governor Youngkin and the state legislature in preserving Virginia's natural wonders.

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