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Va. Agriculture in the Classroom receives national grant

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Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom is one of six programs that recently received a grant from the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization.

Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse

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Virginia Cooperative Extension has been awarded a grant to help with the opioid crisis affecting Virginians, especially those in rural areas.

Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants

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Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program is offering more than $30,000 to help educators and related groups integrate agriculture into classroom curriculums.

Recently formed Young Farmers group at community college receives grant

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The Wytheville Community College Young Farmers recently were recognized with a Collegiate Farm Bureau Mini-Grant of $500 from the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Your membership helps school gardens grow!

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School gardens can provide a treasure trove of learning experiences for children, and there are several ways your membership is making them possible.

Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets

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The Virginia Department of Education has received a grant to further develop the Virginia Farm to School Program to increase the number of farmers providing food for school lunches.

Agriculture Matters grant assists two Loudoun County nonprofits

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The Loudoun County Farm Bureau honored two organizations with a 2017 Agriculture Matters Grant to assist them in promoting or expanding agricultural efforts within the county.

Carroll, Craig Farm Bureaus receive grants for educational efforts

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Two county Farm Bureaus in Virginia are recent recipients of grants that will assist in educating youth about U.S. agriculture.

Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal

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The omnibus bill Congress passed last week to fund the government through Sept. 30 restored $95 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business and Cooperative Service.

Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed

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The Virginia Tobacco Commission has awarded a grant to help grow Southern Virginia wineries.

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