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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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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

Opportunities in Agritourism

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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Educator Resources

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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Agriculture Operations

WVU Extension Service

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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