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4-H learning spans generations

STRASBURG -- What do Roy Rogers, David Letterman and Julia Roberts have in common?
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Agriculture education plants seeds for future of industry

STEPHENS CITY -- The National FFA Organization teaches a lot more than farming. That's why area agriscience teachers said the organization plucked "farmers" from its name a long time ago.
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Extension has provided information, support for a century

The Virginia Cooperative Extension has been serving communities since 1914. For its 100th anniversary, 4-H Agent in Shenandoah County Carol Nansel went through Annual Extension Reports, which were filed between 1923 and 1969.
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Program to help farmers finance new projects

Farmers trying to reevaluate the impact of their practices on the land and water have a local resource -- and an upcoming deadline that could help them finance new, environmentally conscious practices.
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Grain production is down in Virginia

Virginia has experienced a decrease in grain production in 2014, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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Wide open spaces

Agritourism may bring to mind images of pumpkin patches and wineries, but for Jordan Green of J&L Green Farm in Edinburg, it means a lot more.
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Production of Va. turkeys up

Virginia's expected turkey production for 2014 will be 16 million birds, a 3 percent increase from the 2013 total of 15.5 million, according to the National Agriculture Statistic Service's September survey of turkey producing states.
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Legislation allows farmers to enroll in new programs

The 2014 farm bill brings with it farmers' abilities to enroll or reenroll in various safety net programs over the upcoming months.
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Center receives $38K organic apple research grant

Local researchers are taking steps to help growers tap into a market demand: organic apples.
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Grape crop: low quantity, high quality

EDINBURG -- Two rows of grape vines stand next to each other at Wolf Gap Vineyard and Winery. One is overflowing with large bunches of grapes. The other looks like it is barely surviving.
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Volunteer Farm likely to see moderate year

This year, the Volunteer Farm in Woodstock has already exceeded last year's production, even with a few more months to continue harvesting. But that is still not enough.
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Easement authority turns focus to education outreach

With the prospect of receiving fairly consistent funds in the future, Shenandoah County's Conservation Easement Authority will start focusing on educational outreach over the next year.
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Market reports

Shenandoah Livestock March 30 FEEDER: Steers, 100-199 lbs., few, $190.00; 200-299 lbs., few, $130.00; 400-499 lbs., $150.00-164.00; 500-599 lbs., $139.00-145.00; 600-699 lbs., few, $133.00; 700-799 lbs., few, $130.00. Bulls, 100-199 lbs., few $270.00; 200-299 lbs., few, $176.00; 300-399 lbs., $157.00-181.00;...

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