From the category archives:

Farm Education

Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course

by Sue November 5, 2014

January 19-23,2015 Newport News Marriot at City Center The Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Shortcourse produced by The Virginia Horticulture Foundation is nationally recognized annual training for individuals in the green industries! Register by November 21, 2014 and receive early bird discounts! For more information please visit the Mid Atlantic Horticulture website.



by Staff November 3, 2014

When you think of bats, images come to mind of a crazy animal that attacks you at night. The truth is, bats are a forgotten animal that helps everyone, especially farmers. They come out at night, working while we sleep. They eat a tremendous amount of bugs, ranging from mosquitoes, to moths and beetles. They [...]


Virginia Farm to Table Conference

by Sue November 1, 2014

The 2014 annual Virginia Farm To Table Conference focuses on Nutrition, Health and Sustainability. Hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Soil Health Coalition and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The first two days will be hosted at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, VA. The third day will be at Virginia State University in [...]


Going organic- Is it the right choice for farmers?

by Staff October 29, 2014

Central Virginia is home to some of the most beautiful farms. They can range from a 30 acre apple orchard, to over 300 acres of a cattle farm. Eating organic is becoming a very popular health trend, not only because of the benefits to our environment, but also the many health benefits to our bodies. [...]


Organic Farming 101 in Virginia

by Staff October 1, 2014

The US Dep’t of Agriculture has published a very convenient site for farmers who’re looking for resources and advice for successful organic farming.  The link will take you to other really helpful information about how to become Certified Organic (did you know that you could get reimbursed for some of your certification costs?) … as well as [...]


Charlottesville Hosts 2-Day Agriculture Fair

by Staff September 7, 2014

DAY 1: – Agriculture Celebration on Main St. in Charlottesville Friday, September 19, dinner time Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall  On Friday Sept. 19th on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall there will be a special food event.  Restaurants on the downtown mall have teamed with the Local Food Hub and the Albemarle Farm Bureau to provide special local [...]