SWVA AG Association Offers Scholarship & Farm Awards

The Southwest Virginia Agricultural Association, Inc will recognize two outstanding farm operations in Southwest Virginia, one General, and one Dairy. The recipient must be a resident of one of the following counties: Bland County, Buchanan County, Carroll County, Dickenson County, Giles County, Grayson County, Lee County, Pulaski County, Russell County, Scott County, Smyth County, Tazewell[…]

Farmers Market Workshops Jan 26 & Feb 23

Saturday January 26– Grow More Vegetables for farm and garden workshop. 9 am to noon, 108 Courthouse St. $10 includes snacks.  Learn how to grow more in less space. Planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings will be addressed. Using information from the best national and local gardeners you’ll learn to apply these techniques to a[…]

Want to be a judge at the next Grayson County Fair?

As we add more exhibit categories to the next Grayson County Fair, we also need to add more judges! Judging categories vary from food preservation, dried foods and kinds of vinegar, and baked goods to photography, Legos and models, quilts, sewing and more. 2 judging schools will be held soon.  I’ll be going to the[…]

Forest Farmer Grower-Industry Expo & Training

These are two days in May that you won’t want to miss!  Location: Kingsport, TN (May 19th) and Duffield, VA (May 20th) May 19: Forest Farming Grower/Industry Expo and Training Kingsport, TN  This event will bring together herb companies, apothecaries, and herbal product makers with experienced and aspiring forest farmers for a day of networking and[…]

Permaculture Group Begins Swale & Food Forest Construction @ COGS

The Grayson Permaculture Group recently installed swales as part of a food forest design at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Galax. A swale is a shallow trench dug along the land’s contour, with a berm on the downhill side. All points along a contour line are exactly the same height, therefore, a trench[…]

Help for Virginia’s farmer veterans

Excert from the Galax Gazette online, Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:49 pm By SHAINA STOCKTON and D.T. CLARK Veterans seeking to transition from their life in service to a career in agriculture will have some new resources to help them along the way. According to a recent announcement, the Virginia chapter of the Farmer Veteran[…]