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Secretariat Heritage Center launched to establish tourism destination

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The recently announced Secretariat Heritage Center will get off to a running start on May 4.

Farm to School Conference highlights local foods in schools

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School nutritionists, farmers and others interested in increasing local foods in schools will gather March 14 for the Virginia Farm to School Conference.

The Meadow Event Park to host Secretariat Birthday Celebration

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The Meadow Event Park, historic Caroline County birthplace of the 1973 Triple Crown champion, will present its annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration on March 30. The festivities will include a 50th-birthday tribute to stablemate Riva Ridge. The 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner was known as the “horse that saved Meadow Farm.”

Serve up some comforting soup on blustery winter days

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January is Virginia’s coldest month, but it’s also National Soup Month and a fitting time to make some healthy, hearty, hot soups.

Lee County Extension agent named first runner-up in national contest

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Amy G. Fannon of Pennington Gap was named first runner-up for the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 11-16 in New Orleans.

Nottoway County couple place third in national farming award program

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John and Lydia Shepherd of Nottoway County were awarded third place in the 2019 American  Farm Bureau FederationYoung Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award program. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 11-16  in New Orleans.

Va. Young Farmers win national awards at AFBF centennial convention

Virginia Young Farmers once again garnered national recognition as they competed at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s centennial convention Jan. 11-16.

AITC Book of the Year teaches children where meals originate

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Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom wants children to discover how farmers provide healthy meals for them.

Decorate for the holidays, from the outside in

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Cold temperatures shouldn’t keep you from using outdoor items to create fresh arrangements for inside.

Nottoway County farmers honored for achievements

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John and Lydia Shepherd of Nottoway County have been named the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers of the Year Achievement Award winners.

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