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Ag Biz Planner Class of 2020-2021 Graduate from Business Planning Course

All the hours, all the effort, all the conversations and all the brainstorming came to culmination two weeks ago with the virtual Ag Biz Planner Final Conference and Graduation. Farm Credit of the...
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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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Educator Resources

Soft Skills our Human Resources Department Uses Daily

What is the interviewer looking for? What questions are they going to ask in the interview? What should I include on my resume? These questions may go through your head during the job hiring process...
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Agriculture Advocacy

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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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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Educator Resources

What's so Sweet about Sweet Potatoes?

There are multiple reasons the sweet potato gets so much attention. Besides being widely consumed during the Thanksgiving holiday, the sweet potato ranks number one on the 10 Best Foods list published...
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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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Educator Resources

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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Agriculture Operations

Goats For Milk and Goat Cheeses

What are the best goats for milk and goat cheeses? Goat cheese is one of the most common cheeses made from goat milk and can be found in most grocery stores. Many of us enjoy this delectable soft...
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