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Ag Consumers

Virginia Agritourism

Virginia Agritourism- Exploring Diversity Fall is a special time for agriculture and agritourism operations across the Commonwealth. The brisk air and shorter days mean harvest time for many of the...
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Agriculture Operations

Are you equipped? Prepare your farm vehicles for the highway

If you are like me when you drive down the road alone you have a lot of thinking time, often making observations you might not make when you have someone to chat with. I laugh how our observations are...
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

The Ins and Outs of Youth Record Keeping

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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Farming & Rural Living

Every Farmer Struggles

There are a lot of things in life that people should just know, right? For example, it blows my mind that some people think brown cows give chocolate milk. Also, how is it possible that anyone...
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Ag Consumers

Heart of the Summer-Produce

We are in the heart of summer, which means we are also in the heart of farmer's production of wonderful and nutritious produce!
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Farm Planning

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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Animal Agriculture

Things I've Learned Along the Way

There are so many things going on in the cattle industry right now, and every single one of them is a concern whether it be markets, weather, regulations, politics, and the list goes on and on. I’ve...
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Farm Planning

Ag Biz Planner Now Accepting Applications

Running your own business can be tough, learning to document financials, make goals and even an action plan is somewhat daunting. Having the confidence to write those goals and plans down can be hard...
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Farm Planning

Asparagus: Perfect Crop for Small-Scale Farming

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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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

10 Tips for Marketing your 4-H or FFA Project

You’ve worked hard to raise your project animal. Up early in the morning to feed and water, working in the evening to clean, to feed and to prepare your animal for the show ring. You’ve attended your...
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