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More than 20 hot air balloon teams from across the nation will be featured in the new Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival, scheduled for May 10 and 11 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.
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The Virginia Farmers Direct Marketing Association will hold a workshop titled “Simple Steps to Strategic Ag-Marketing” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Virginia Department of Forestry office at 492 George Dean Dr. in Charlottesville.
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The Virginia State University Agriculture Research Station will showcase its latest research at its annual field day on Aug. 29 at Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road near Petersburg.
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The Virginia Equine Extravaganza promises to be three days of everything equine Nov. 1-3 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.
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One of the Shenandoah Valley’s largest summer events will mark its 17th year on July 20 and 21. The Daylily Festival will feature local foods and wines, craft beers, arts and crafts, live music and children’s activities on the grounds of the Andre Viette Farm & Nursery.
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The Children’s Museum of Richmond will host its fourth annual Down on the Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 13. The event will be sponsored by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc.
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Virginia Farm Bureau Federation representatives will join more than 5,000 U.S. farmers and ranchers in shaping policies of the American Farm Bureau Federation Jan. 13-16 at the AFBF annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. The theme of this year’s convention is “Many Voices, One Vision.”

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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the state Department of Agriculture will celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week Nov. 12-16.
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It’s peak season for farmers’ markets and fresh produce. Don’t forget to support your local nursery farmer as well, suggests Matt Lohr, Virginia’s commissioner of agriculture and consumer services. 
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Want to be a farmer? It’s not an easy career to start or succeed in, but workshops like the third Farm Transition Workshop on Aug. 4 at the Weyers Cave Community Center in Augusta County are designed to make it easier for new farmers to ease their way into the business.

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You don’t have to travel to Hollywood to participate in the L.A. Food Dialogues—four in-depth discussions about today’s food supply among entertainment executives, chefs, academics, farmers and ranchers.
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The new owners of the State Fair of Virginia plan to put on the annual exhibition as scheduled four months from now.

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Organizers of youth livestock events formerly held at the State Fair of Virginia say the show will go on this fall. 
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New York grain producers Mary Howell and Klaas Martens will deliver the Feb. 10 keynote address on their transition from conventional to organic farming at the 2012 Virginia Biological Farming Conference in Richmond. The event will continue on Feb. 11.
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Homeowners who want to learn more about beautifying their property also will have an opportunity to purchase locally grown food and other Virginia food products at the inaugural Virginia Home and Garden Show Jan. 14-16 at the Farm Bureau Center at The Meadow Event Park.

 

The third annual Virginia Food & Wine Festival on Dec. 10 will feature products for holiday entertaining and gift-giving.
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Virginia Tech will hold an open house Nov. 5 for students interested in the Agricultural Technology Program in its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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Hundreds of people got together recently via satellite, the Internet and town hall meetings to start a dialogue between farmers and consumers.
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Addressing the challenges faced by rural Virginia and working together to find solutions will be the focus of the seventh annual Virginia Rural Summit, which will be held Sept. 12 and 13 at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center.
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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Farmland Preservation and the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee held the first of three pilot farm transition workshops on Aug. 13 at the Isle of Wight Ruritan Club.
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This summer’s Fancy Food Show in Washington had many exhibitors from Virginia. See more on the Virginia Farm Bureau website's video page and Facebook page (facebook.com/VaFarmBureau).

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The Southern Piedmont Summer Forage Tour will take place July 21 at Dungeness Farm.
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Corn chips, jams and jellies, peanuts, sauces and seasonings are among the many products Virginia specialty producers will present at the 2011 Summer Fancy Food Show July 10-12.
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Longwood University will hold a forum on economic strategies for rural community leaders at 7 p.m. on June 7.
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The third annual Virginia Food & Wine Festival on Dec. 10 will feature products for holiday entertaining and gift-giving.
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Homeowners who want to learn more about beautifying their property also will have an opportunity to purchase locally grown food and other Virginia food products at the inaugural Virginia Home and Garden Show Jan. 14-16 at the Farm Bureau Center at The Meadow Event Park.

 

Virginia representatives will join more than 5,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in helping shape policies important to farmers and ranchers Jan. 9-12 at the 92nd annual American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.
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Virginia Farm Bureau’s second annual Save Our Food Holiday Festival will offer Virginia farmers the opportunity to extend the traditional summer market season well into winter.

 

Visitors to the 2010 State Fair of Virginia can stop by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation booth in the Farm Bureau Center to learn more about where their food comes from and what’s being done to protect their food supply.
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A Richmond company will be one of the major suppliers for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky.
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Two October seminars are being planned for legal and financial professionals who serve rural landowners and clients with rural enterprises.
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Families can learn about agriculture in a fun way during the Family and Farm Day from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 2375 Darvills Road.
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