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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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Animal Agriculture

A Closer Look at the Goat Behind Goat Cheese

August is National Goat Cheese Month. Goat cheese is one of the most common cheeses made from goat’s milk and can be found in most grocery stores. Many of us enjoy this delectable soft cheese, but don...
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Ag Consumers

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat White Beans

White beans are just one of the many bean varieties that are common to North America. There are many “white beans”, the most common being, Cannellini, Navy Bean and Great Northern. The Great Northern...
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Ag Consumers

National Fried Chicken Day!

In honor of National Fried Chicken Day, we thought it would be fun to share some chicken facts, information and cooking tips! More Chickens Than People Did you know that chicken is the most common...
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Ag Resources

Expertise, extraordinary work of WVU Extension Service felt in every corner of the Mountain State

The work of WVU Extension Service is woven throughout the fabric of all 55 West Virginia counties. For more than 115 years, our faculty and staff have been carrying out WVU’s land-grant mission of...
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Veterans in Agriculture

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture has some exciting news to share! Earlier this month, the program officially became West Virginia Veterans and...
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Ag Consumers

Milk. Nature's Perfect Drink

Milk is often referred to as nature’s perfect drink. Boasting nine essential nutrients milk has a complete panel of nutrition for any age person. To make it even better the ingredient list on a gallon...
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