Virginia drivers’ odds of a collision with a deer are 1 in 97, compared to the national odds of 1 in 169.
Posted in: Safety, Auto Safety

 

Harvest activities are escalating, and along with the traditional corn, soybeans, peanuts and cotton, a few Virginia farmers are bringing in slightly more unusual crops.
Posted in: Crops

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released findings of its most recent survey of organic farms on Sept. 17. 
Posted in: Miscellaneous

 

The world’s largest horseshoe, certified by Guinness World Records, is an exact replica of a racing shoe worn by Virginia-born Triple Crown champion Secretariat. 

 

Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm. That’s why “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep” is the theme of this year's National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10.
Posted in: Safety, Home Safety

 

Virginia is one of nine states projected to have record-breaking corn yields for 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Posted in: Crops, Corn

 

Preserving fruits and vegetables is a time-honored tradition, and so is winning a blue-ribbon at the State Fair of Virginia.
Posted in: State Fair

 

Students visiting the State Fair of Virginia as part of its Educational Exposition field trip program will have the opportunity to make a connection between wheat and bread, corn and cereal, cotton and jeans and much more.

 

The public weigh-in for the State Fair of Virginia Giant Pumpkin Contest and Giant Watermelon Contest will take place at noon on Sept. 26 in the fair’s Harvest Landing area. Winning entries will remain on display throughout the fair’s 10-day run.
Posted in: State Fair

 

It’s almost time for sweaters, scarves and warm, roaring fires. Before lighting up your fireplace this fall, remember to have your chimney cleaned and inspected.
Posted in: Safety, Home Safety

 

Virginia’s wild ginseng harvest has begun, and state officials have stepped up regulation of the valuable root.
Posted in: Crops

 

Farmers and rural residents without high-speed Internet access are quickly being left behind in this digital age.
Posted in: Miscellaneous

 

Fall is one of the busiest times for farmers to move harvesting equipment on public roads, a fact Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Program participants would like to drive home with visitors to the State Fair of Virginia.

 

The Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program wants to recognize Virginia teachers who successfully incorporate agriculture into their core lessons.

 

Fall is traditionally apple season in Virginia, and many more Virginia-grown apples are now being sold directly to consumers instead of to processing plants for juice and sauce.
Posted in: Apples

 

The newest addition to the interpretive program at Henricus Historical Park in Chesterfield County is a Tamworth pig named Cordelia, thanks to Chesterfield Farm Bureau.
Posted in: Farm Bureau

 

Like many old rural buildings, tobacco curing barns often are left to collapse from old age. But unlike other old barns, tobacco barns also represent a business and a way of life that shaped Virginia for centuries.
Posted in: Tobacco

 

State Fair of Virginia visitors stopping at Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s booth will be able to get some hands-on learning about the state’s largest industry: agriculture.
Posted in: State Fair
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