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Save the Date!Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Annual Statewide Meeting (a.k.a. Gathering) Tuesday, July 23, 2019 The Carver Center Rapidan, VA Photo credit: The Carver Center website Join us for our next statewide Coalition gathering! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 23rd for our next VBFRC statewide meeting to be held at the Carver Center in […]
As a farmer in Virginia and a VFGC member, I’m sure you met David Fiske. Over the last 18 years, David served as a dedicated Board member of the VFGC and Superintendent of the Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center. So many of us benefitted from David’s service and dedication to Virginia agriculture as […]
By: JB Daniel, USDA-NRCS State Grazing Specialist Jerry and Judy Ingle partnered with the Black Diamond RC&D, the local Extension agent along with the Soil and Water District and NRCS to host an educational meeting emphasizing the practice of stockpiling and strip-grazing fescue over the winter. The event was held on February 19, 2019 and […]
This class is Full. Your invited to register and attend this two-day, intensive grazing school hosted by VFGC at the Middleburg AREC on May 7-8, 2019. This course is designed with both beginner and experienced producers in mind. It will cover everything you need to know regarding better pasture and grazing management on your farm. […]
David Allen Fiske, (age 59) of Steeles Tavern Virginia died unexpectedly from a sudden illness on Friday, November 16, 2018. He was born on September 14, 1959 in Charlottesville Virginia. David spent his younger years on the family farm and surrounding community near Aldie, Virginia. David was a loving son, brother, uncle, dedicated agriculturalist, community […]
On-Line registration is closed of the 2019 Winter Forage Conferences. The VFGC invites you to register on site of the location you would like to attend. Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Winter Forage Conferences. Alternative Forages for Grazing Systems: Unlocking Your Farms’ Production Potential is the theme of the 2019 VFGC Winter […]
Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is searching for an Applied Forage Systems Specialist.
Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is searching for an Applied Forage Systems Specialist. The position will be located at the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SPAREC). This is a calendar year, non-tenure track Administrative and Professional (AP) faculty position with a 70% extension and 30% research appointment. The Applied Forage […]
The grazing demonstration hosted at Ronnie Nuckols Farm as part of the Conservation Innovation Grant between VFGC and USDA-NRCS is now complete. The detailed case study summary report titled: Using Annual Forages and Improved Grazing Management to Build Soil Health and Improve System Performance, is available for download as a PDF document below. This report […]
Bellevue Farm Charles and Robert Drumheller Bellevue Farm was honored by the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council (VFGC) as the 2018 Outstanding Forage Producer of the Year. The farm is located in Swoope, within the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It is owned and operated by Charles and Robert Drumheller, whose family has owned the farm […]
June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm