Virginia Cooperative Extension has recognized Robert T. “Tom” Nixon II and his wife, Kim, of Glenmary Farm in Rapidan, Virginia, as recipients of the 2014 Virginia Farmer of the Year Award. The award commends individual contributions to the commonwealth’s agricultural industry.
Few agribusinesses or governments regulate the types of plants that farmers use in their pastures to feed their livestock, according to an international team of researchers that includes one plant scientist from Virginia Tech. The problem is most of these so-called pasture plants are invasive weeds.
Some reports estimate the U.S imports as much as 90 percent of its seafood, making the seafood trade deficit second only to oil among natural resource deficiencies in United States. The research that is conducted at the Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hampton, Virginia, seeks to change that.
The Online Master program is geared toward adult learners who desire to develop new knowledge and skills
Chris Youngs spent 40 volunteer hours restoring a dusty cider press.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is nationally ranked among the top research institutions of its kind.
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