Chris on October 14th, 2012

No, not the character from The Little Rascals, but rather the grain crop that is ground into flour for various food products such as buckwheat pancakes. Agtually… I had previously heard about buckwheat as a plant for food plots as it was supposedly loved by wildlife, including deer, turkeys and dove.  Our experiment with buckwheat […]

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Jennie on April 22nd, 2012

We are excited to continue our series of “Straight from the farm…” stories and articles written by some of our fellow farmers!  The next in the series of stories is included below and has been written by Betty K. Munsey of Bland County, Virginia.  Submitted by Betty K. Munsey Women from all over the Commonwealth—Frederick to Fluvanna, Lee […]

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Chris on April 9th, 2012

The Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers program annually sponsors two Expos, one in the Winter and one in the Summer. These Expos are opprtunities to network, learn and grow with other Young Farmers who are interested in supporting agriculture through production, education, promotion, advocacy and leadership. To learn more about the Virginia Young Farmers program […]

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Chris on February 16th, 2012

During 2011, Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers partnered with the Federation of Virginia Food Banks to help increase the availability of healthier and more nutritious food items to the Food Bank partners.  Through this partnership and the Food Bank’s “Fresh Foods for Virginias” initiative, the availability of local, fresh produce for the Food Banks was increased […]

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Chris on August 27th, 2011

Agtually… As Hurricane Irene makes its march up the East Coast, the news coverage is focused on the impacts along the beaches and populous areas.  Don’t forget, though, the impact on the rural areas… For the past six months, farmers have spent countless hours tending to their crops in hopes of a bountiful harvest this […]

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