Funding Still Available to Protect Virginia’s Family Farms with Conservation Easements

Richmond, January 9, 2017 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications from Virginia landowners and governmental and non-governmental groups interested in protecting the state’s working farms through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).   This signup is limited to the Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) component of this 2014 Farm Bill program, and focuses on saving[…]

David Grimsley to Speak @ June Meeting

Join us Monday, July 18 at 7 PM @ 108 Courthouse Street Independence David Grimsley, of the Appalachian Herb Growers Consortium, will give a presentation about his work to cultivate a network of local farmers raising certified traditional Chinese herbs to supply a growing sector in health care. Please invite anyone you know who would be[…]

Grayson LandCare hosts Professor Bill Kavorik

Grayson LandCare is sponsoring a presentation by Bill Kavorik, professor of media history, environmental journalism, media law, and digital imaging at Radford University. He will share a new “Tree of Life” project, joining the arts, humanities and sciences with agriculture along the Southern Appalachians. Dr. Kavorik’s research is located at the intersection of communications and[…]