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2015 Winter Forage Conferences

by Sue on December 15, 2014

cowThe Virginia Forage and Grassland Council and Virginia Cooperative Extension will host the 2015 Winter Forage Conference, January 20 through 23, 2015. This years theme: Red Meat, Forages and Human Health.
The day long conferences are from 8:30am to 4:00pm will be repeated at four locations:
January 20 in Weyers Cave at the Weyers Cave Community Center
January 21 in Wytheville at the Wytheville Meeting Center
January 22 in Chatham at the Dominion Agricultural Complex
January 23 in Gordonsville at the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company Hall
For more information and to register visit the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council website.

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Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course

by Sue on November 5, 2014

Gardening From SeedlingsJanuary 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.

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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 [...]


Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

by Staff June 9, 2014

A lot of us have no idea how a mushroom is grown.   We like mushrooms and eat mushrooms.  But the actual process of cultivation remains a mystery.  As it turns out, different varieties of mushrooms require different growing conditions and one of the most unique is the popular shiitake mushroom.  The Chinese have grown shiitake mushrooms for over [...]


No Till Planting into Cover Crops

by Sue June 4, 2014

Fauquier County Education Farm 8396 Meetz Road Warrenton, VA 20186 Saturday, June 7, 2014 6:00PM to 8:00PM Fauquier County Education Farm is having a workshop to demonstrate No Till Vegetable Crop Production. This way is important for soil conservation, to build soil health and nutrients and to control weeds. They will be planting into mulch [...]