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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

The Spirit of Italy Comes to Stay in Virginia at Ecco Adesso Vineyards

Walking the rolling hills and watching workers in distant vineyards, visitors to Ecco Adesso Vineyards private villa rentals could be forgiven for thinking they were in Tuscany. Owners Michael and...
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Farm Management Resources

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

You Cannot Change What You Do Not Measure! Top Ten Tips In Agribusiness Analysis For A Sustainable Future In Farming

For most agribusiness operators, producing and/or processing products are almost second nature, but your success will also depend on great business management skills, not just being able to produce a...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

How FFA Developed My Love for Agriculture

My journey through FFA isn’t your typical “ag kid” story, I did not have an agriculture background or experience until I joined my middle school’s FFA chapter and remained a very active member...
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Educator Resources

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Youth Record Keeping: Responsibility, Experience, and Organization

What is record keeping? Keeping livestock records for your market animal is an incredibly important skill to have. Showing livestock is also a great way to gain hands-on experience with livestock...
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Ag & Culture Video Series

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Stone House Lavender Farm & Barn (Marion County, WV)

Stone House Lavender includes a working 20-acre lavender farm and farmhouse style event barn. The operation offers an on-site farm store which carries hand-crafted lavender products crafted with pure...
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Farm Management Resources

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

10 Considerations Before Building a Greenhouse

A greenhouse is a structure that allows you to create an optimum environment for plants and allow those plants to grow outside of their normal season. Greenhouses have been around for hundreds of...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

How to Grow Asparagus

Spring can be associated with many things; flowers, longer days and warmer weather. Spring is also the time of year highly associated with the well-sought after vegetable, asparagus. Asparagus is a...
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Educator Resources

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Top 10 Soft Skills for Agriculture

When we talk about careers in agriculture, we often think about the technical skills necessary to do the job, the experience and know-how for a particular sector of ag, or as someone possessing market...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Ag Biz Participants Graduate

All the hours, all the effort, all the conversations and all the brainstorming came to culmination two weeks ago with the virtual Ag Biz Planner Final Conference and Graduation. Farm Credit of the...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Careers in Ag Outlook 2020-2025

Ambitious and prepared new college graduates enter the workforce each year. There are approximately 59,400 annual openings in the field of food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the...
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