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Farming & Rural Living

4 Reasons to Raise Kids on the Farm

“C’mon!” my husband shouted from the UTV. “The cows are in the hayfield!” I was in the barn filling buckets of feed. Our 11-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter were out bringing their show heifers...
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Animal Agriculture

Purebred vs. Commercial Cattle

For beef cattle, there are many different production options available. This offers a great amount of flexibility, but can also make it a little difficult for someone who is just starting and is...
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Education & Teaching Materials

Beef Cows vs. Dairy Cows - Get the "skinny"

Beef Cows vs. Dairy Cows - Get the "skinny" We had steaks last night for dinner (happens a lot in our house, when you raise beef cattle, beef in some form tends to be on the menu a lot!), at the very...
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Ag Resources

Conservation Assistance at Your Fingertips

Soil & Water Conservation Districts are the local “boots on the ground” available to educate, and provide expertise on conservation practices that can help conserve the natural resources on your farm and property.
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Ag Resources

Protecting Your Land & Legacy with NRCS

Shelter is one of those words that instantly brings to mind a sense of comfort and safety. It can be a physical place or an action to provide protection from the storms of life.
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Education & Teaching Materials

Get in the Zone for National Garden Month

Spring is in the air! The days are progressively getting longer, nurseries are full of plants, and we are getting the urge to start working in the yard.
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Meet the Director of the Knowledge Center!

Greetings! I have the privilege of serving as the Director of the Knowledge Center with Farm Credit of the Virginias, also known as the educational arm to our association.
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Education & Teaching Materials

10 Ways to Engage Youth in Learning About Animal Products & Byproducts

Learning about market animal products and by-products is important agricultural knowledge. Oftentimes, our youth do not realize the items they use, clothes they wear, and foods they consume come from an agricultural product.
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Other

The Faces of the Knowledge Center

Hello! We are continuing to get to know our Knowledge Center staff and I am next! I am Sarah Scyphers and have been with the Knowledge Center for a little over a year and half.
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Other

The Faces of the Knowledge Center

As we continue our ‘Get to Know the Knowledge Center Team’ blog series, I would like to introduce myself! My name is Marie Rothwell, and I am the Communications and Event Specialist. I came to work...
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