Program helps farmers improve skills

A Virginia Tech program is helping Virginia Farm Bureau members improve their leadership and communications skills to support the state’s largest industry. The Virginia Agriculture...

Sustainable farming resources for high school teachers

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture created free lesson plans to help ninth through 12th-grade educators increase students’ knowledge about the social, economic,...

Land-grant universities are source of education, ag evolution

Past and recent agricultural graduates of Virginia State University and Virginia Tech have participated in a long-celebrated partnership between U.S. land-grant universities and agriculture. Land-grant...

Marketing tool for veterans

Certified farmers can now use a modified Virginia Grown logo to promote their farm products as both locally grown and produced by U.S. military...

USDA FSA County Committee nominations due August 1

By Tammy M. Goodyear County Executive Director Farm Service Agency The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA)...

Skin cancer concerns

Many farmers have long-term exposure to the sun that can put them at risk for developing skin cancer. “As people age, they often see changes...

USDA FSA County Committee nomination period begins June 15

By Tammy M. Goodyear County Executive Director Patrick Farm Service Agency (FSA) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service...

Century family farms

The Virginia Century Farm Program, which recognizes families who have owned and operated farms for more than 100 years, turns 20 this year. Nearly 1,400...

Help for food banks, farmers

  A new tax credit will benefit Virginia’s farmers and the food banks to which they donate, according to a release from the Virginia Farm...

Preauthorized debit available for farm loan borrowers

 By Tammy Goodyear County Executive Director Farm Service Agency USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has implemented pre-authorized debit (PAD) for Farm Loan Program (FLP) borrowers. PAD is...