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Virginia Farm Accident Reporting

by Staff June 20, 2013

Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance has created a website in order to gather details about Virginia farm accidents, and they’re encouraging their customers to report accidents at the site.  Here’s a link to their reporting form, where farmers send details of farm accidents to Farm Bureau. Of course an insurance company is a most deserving entity for a [...]


Tax Season for Foresters

by Staff April 3, 2013

Tis the season.  Most property owners are preparing their tax returns and some are hip-deep in schedules and reports that are necessary for their ownership of forested land.  It gives me a headache just to write about it. But here’s a great resource available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that can help forest owners [...]


Local Foods Network Conference

by Sue January 29, 2013

February 26, 2013 9:00AM to 3:30PM Virginia’s Farm Bureau Home Office Richmond, VA Safe Products will be this year’s focus. Good opportunity to network with buyers and sellers. Farmers will have the opportunity to meet one on one with buyers. To register and for more information please visit Virginia Farm Bureau website.


Putting Virginia Lands Into a Land Conservancy

by Staff September 8, 2012

How… and why… would you go about protecting your farm or acreage by putting it into a land conservancy in Virginia?   Conservation easements are agreements to protect the land from certain types of development.  Those agreements are made between a landowner and and the holder of the easement (a conservation group in Virginia, see details in link [...]


For Women Who Manage Land in Virginia

by Staff September 2, 2012

Here’s a great opportunity for women who own or manage farmland or forest land in Virginia.  Henrico and Hanover counties (near Richmond VA) are having an interactive workshop sponsored by women… for women… who want to learn more about land management from professionals.   Women who are natural resource professionals will present information from the Virginia Department of Forestry, [...]


Your Path To Quality Local Farm Products

by Staff July 2, 2012

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has some help waiting for farmers who’d like to market their produce and goods at Virginia farm markets.  VDACS is the entity who monitors direct farm-to-consumer sales.  Whether you’d like to market your farm products at roadside stands, or markets, or on your own farm maybe as pick-your-own … [...]