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Young, Beginning, Small and 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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"Ag"-vocating

Connecting to Ag is More Important than Ever

You’ve probably heard at some point a statement similar to the following: “Less than 2% of the population is directly involved in agriculture” or “a very small percentage of the population has a...
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Animal Agriculture

Beef Cattle Production System and the Beef Cattle Lifecycle

Beef Cattle Production System and the Beef Cattle Lifecycle The journey of beef cattle from birth to plate can be complex. This is due to the changing needs of the animal as it progresses through its...
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Ag Consumers

Choosing the Perfect Christmas Tree

Choosing the Perfect Christmas Tree Choosing the family Christmas tree is the perfect way to create memories and traditions that can last a lifetime. Most people can tell stories of family visits to...
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Ag Consumers

What's so Sweet about Sweet Potatoes?

November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month November is the home month for national days such as National Pickle Day (November 14th) and National Sundae Day (November 11th), but the Sweet Potato has the...
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Agriculture Operations

The New Farm Credit of the Virginias Website has a Little Something for Everyone!

The New Farm Credit of the Virginias Website has a Little Something for Everyone! Knowledge Center Resources are now housed on the Farm Credit of Virginias website as of September 2020. The Knowledge...
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Agriculture Operations

Retooling your Agritourism Operation to Better Manage for Today and Tomorrow

More and more producers are recognizing the opportunities inherent in agritourism and farm-based education. They see it as an extended growing season, where visitors yearning for a bucolic getaway are...
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Farm Planning

Understanding Farm Transition Planning

Understanding Farm Transition Planning You may have heard the term Farm Transition Planning and were wondering what it’s all about. Farm Transition Planning is a hot topic these days, with more and...
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Education & Teaching Materials

Agriculture and the Plant Life Cycle

Agriculture and the Plant Life Cycle Everything that lives on earth has a life cycle. Life has a beginning point, growth, reproduction, and an end of life. All plants have a life cycle and this cycle...
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Animal Agriculture

Poultry Industry Drives Virginia Ag

The poultry industry is Virginia’s largest agricultural sector, supporting nearly 1,100 family farms and employing thousands of Virginians. According to an economic study[i], the poultry industry in...
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