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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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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

FFA and 4-H Build Future Leaders

When you think of youth programs in agriculture, the names that usually come to mind are FFA and 4-H. These two nationally recognized organizations remain top of the list when it comes to building...
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Life of a Dairy Calf

What is the life of a dairy calf? Raising calves is filled with care and attention to ensure their health and success! Follow the typical life of a dairy calf to learn more about the decisions farmers...
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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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Purebred vs. Commercial Cattle

Learn about different types of cows and bred cows in our Purebred vs. Commercial Cattle Blog! For beef cattle, there are many different production options available. This offers a great amount of...
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Dairy Cow vs. Beef Cow

What is the difference between dairy cow vs. beef cow? 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!)...
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Agriculture Operations

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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Agriculture Operations

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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USDA Plant Hardiness Zones

No matter what time of year it is, if you are gardening or landscaping, it is extremely important to understand your plant hardiness zone. Before you get started, take a moment to review the USDA...
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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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