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The Knowledge Center Meets the Needs of Agriculturists Across the Footprint

As we kick off the start of a new calendar year, it seemed fitting to dive into or re-introduce the educational arm for Farm Credit of the Virginias also known as our Knowledge Center. Our association...
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Everything But the Bleat By-Products From Goats

Which of the following do you think are by-products from goats? Sausage casing Cheese Soap Fish pond fertilizer Book bindings Did you say cheese and soap? If so, you would be correct! Did you say all...
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Everything But the Oink By-Products from Pigs

Yumm........Bacon! This is probably one of the first things that come to mind when people begin thinking about what comes from a pig - but the reality of it is that pigs are incredibly versatile...
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Animal By-Product Lessons

Are you looking for a complete set of animal by-product lessons? We have just what you need! We recently renovated one of our most popular resources, “Everything But the….” This series highlights five...
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Everything But the Cluck By-Products From Poultry

When most people think of by-products from poultry they most likely automatically think of eggs. Would you believe us if we told you there are even more? Not to mention some of those by-products...
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Everything But the Baa By-Products From Sheep

If a student were asked to name three by-products from sheep, the answer would probably be something like this: "Wool, lamb chops and leg of lamb" And that answer would be completely right; but it is...
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Everything But the Moo By-Products From Cattle

Steaks, hamburgers and pot roast...when most students start thinking about by-products from cattle, these probably come to mind fairly easily. It’s probably fairly safe to say that most would also...
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Farm Management

Record-keeping with Accrual and Enterprise Accounting

No one that I know (other than some accountants) actually likes to keep records. Even fewer people actually like to file, sort, and organize records. I mean, why isn’t a shoebox good enough?! A...
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Farm Management

Record Keeping and the Importance of Being Prepared

Picture a typical scenario on the farm: you just wrapped up a long day of taking care of livestock, repairing equipment, and working on crop plans for the year, along with many other tasks on the “to...
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Farm Management

Crop and Livestock Insurance

Crop and livestock insurance is a tool farmers can use to mitigate risk. Farmers have noted crop and livestock insurance as their most important agriculture risk management tool. A licensed agent can...
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