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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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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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Farm Planning

Top 10 Tips in Agribusiness Analysis for a Sustainable Future in Farming

For most agribusiness operators, producing and/or processing products are almost second nature, but your success will also depend on great business management skills, not just being able to produce a good product!
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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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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Special things you might find in an FFA jacket

There is no hiding the fact that FFA is a unique organization with unique circumstances. Where else in high school do you find castration tools and extra panty hose in the same place?
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

I Believe...

A special thank you to Kelsey Davidson, Agriculture Instructor and FFA Advisor at Holston High School in Damascus, VA for guest blogging for us during National FFA Week.
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Ag Resources

Being a Lifelong Learner in Agriculture

We can take a look at where we have been, where we are now, and know that we must be prepared for where we are headed. The speed of change is fast, especially when it comes to agriculture. It is hard...
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Farm Planning

Do We Have to Talk About Record-Keeping Systems?

This post is written by Dr. Alex White, Adjunct Professor – Dairy Science at Virginia Tech. You can reach Dr. White by email at axwhite@vt.edu. No one that I know (other than some accountants)...
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Ag Biz Planner Class Graduates!

All the hours, all the effort, all the conversations and all the brainstorming came to culmination two weeks ago in Raleigh, NC at the Ag Biz Planner Final Conference and Graduation.
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