Join VFGC for this comprehensive fence-building school. You will learn from leading industry experts about materials selection, brace design and fence layout and construction. The afternoon portion will include hands-on fence construction in the field under the guidance of our instructors. The 2023 Fence Building School will be held at two locations: WED, APRIL 19: Bedford Extension Office. 1257 County […]
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The 2023 Fence Building School will be held at two locations: WED, APRIL 19: Bedford Extension Office. 1257 County Farm Road, Suite B, Bedford, VA 24523 Extension Office is part of the Falling Creek Complex (includes the County Nursing Home and Falling Creek Park). The complex is just south of Bedford off of Falling Creek Road (Route 714). County Farm Road […]
Join VFGC as we explore How Stockmanship, Infrastructure, and Forage Management can work together to work for you. Curt Pate has worked across the U. S. to teach effective stockmanship principles based on his lifelong experience in ranching and animal handling. His “for profit” approach highlights the increased economic benefits of handling stock correctly – not only chute side, […]
Extending the Sheep Grazing Season using Brassicas will be held on Tuesday, November 15th from 11 am to 2pm. The speakers will discuss: Strategies for successful establishment of brassicas and cool season annuals and legumes Learn about grazing strategies using turnips with sheep Temporary electric fencing for small ruminants SL-10E Cost Share Program For more information click the flyer here […]
The VFGC is inviting you to sponsor the 2024 Winter Forage Conference to be held at various locations across Virginia. This year attendees have a 4 different location or Livestream on the last day. Fill out my LGL Form!
These workshops are designed for farmers looking to transform their farm operation into a profitable business with less work and stress. Dave Pratt has helped thousands of farm families build happier, healthier lives and improve the health and productivity of millions of acres and will be leading this 2-day advanced workshop . Dave began his career with the University of […]
The VFGC would like to feature more good photos from different farms around the state in the annual grazing calendar. To encourage you to send in your best photos, we have decided to have a contest. Who is eligible: Anyone can submit a photo, but to win one of the prizes you have to be a dues paying member of […]
The USDA fact sheets described below were developed from a Conservation Innovation Grant with Virginia Tech titled, Demonstrating conversion of wildtype to novel endophyte fescue pastures for greater livestock performance and better environmental outcomes. Follow this link https://vaforages.org/resources/publications/ to the Publications tab to view the fact sheets and learn more about fescue toxicosis, fescue sampling, strategies for mitigation, conversion to […]
Matt Booher, Rockingham County Extension Agent, has started a weekly digital forage mini-newsletter. If you would like to get on the email list to receive this, please contact Matt at email@example.com.
Keith Tuck, Tuck Farms, Moneta VA Keith Tuck owns and operates a commercial cow-calf operation in an all grass production system. He typically carries 100 cow-calf pairs and develops about 15-20 replacement heifers. The farm is located just north of Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, VA, in southern Bedford County. Historically this had been a tobacco farm and about 20 […]