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Title Summary Date ID Author(s)
2014 NASS Cropland and Pastureland Rental Rates May 4, 2015 AAEC-91NP
2014 Virginia On-Farm Small Grain Test Plots

The demonstration and research plot results discussed in this publication are a cooperative effort by six Virginia Cooperative Extension agents, extension specialists from Virginia Tech, and an assistant professor at the Virginia State University School of Agriculture. We are proud to present this year’s onfarm small grain plot work to you. We hope the information in this publication will help farmers produce a profitable crop in 2015.

Aug 11, 2014 ANR-113NP
A Decision-Making Tool to Determine the Feasibility of Purchasing Virginia Milk Commission Base Jan 10, 2014 DASC-30P
A Farmer’s Responsibilities to His Business Jun 6, 2014 AAEC-69NP
A Geographic Analysis of Agritourism in Virginia May 2, 2014 AAEC-62P
AgCache: An Innovative Marketing Tool for your Agribusiness Jun 6, 2014 AAEC-72NP
Agri-Tourism May 1, 2009 310-003
Agritourism: Ideas and Resources Jul 14, 2009 310-004
An Evaluation of Program, Training, and Resource Needs of Virginia Beginning Farmers and Ranchers: Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program Apr 8, 2014 AEE-81P
An Overview of Virginia Agritourism: Results From the 2013 Profitability Survey Mar 11, 2015 AAEC-77P
Are you a Beginning Farmer? Nov 19, 2013 ANR-91NP
Best Management Practices for Bioenergy Crops: Reducing the Invasion Risk Jan 5, 2012 PPWS-8P
Common Ground: How Can Virginia Cooperative Extension Promote Civic Harmony in Our Polarized World? Mar 17, 2014 AAEC-58NP
Common Ground: Why Should University Faculty Partner with Virginia Cooperative Extension? Jul 19, 2013 VCE-163NP
Direct Sales: Certifying Market Scales

Virginia farmers sell their produce through many venues including on-farm sales, farm stands, and farmers’ markets. Wherever the produce is sold, it must be sold by weight, count, head/bunch, or dry measure. If the produce is sold by weight, the produce will be weighed on scales that have been certified by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Weights and Measures.

Sep 10, 2014 CV-40NP
Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training Apr 12, 2013 ANR-66
Foundations for a Successful Farmers Market

Starting a farmers market is a challenging task with numerous issues to be tackled and activities to sequence. While generating a customer and vendor base is clearly fundamental to the successful establishment of a farmers market, there are also key administrative foundations that should be established if the market is to get off on the right foot and have long-term viability.

Apr 27, 2010 448-502
Grain and Soybean Production and Storage in Virginia: A Summary and Spatial Examination Mar 25, 2014 AAEC-60P
Introduction to Labor Issues for Beginning Farmers Feb 25, 2015 AEE-106NP
Managing Liability Jan 30, 2013 CV-25P
Manejo del becerro recién nacido - Newborn calf management May 5, 2015 DASC-49
NASS to Release Final Census of Agriculture Data

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2004 - The U. S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release final data from the 2002 Census of Agriculture for every county and state in the Nation.

Aug 4, 2009 2906-1363
Planning The Future of Your Farm: A Workbook Supporting Farm Transfer Decisions. Nov 15, 2012 446-610 (AAEC-37)
Predicting Tractor Diesel Fuel Consumption

Ability to predict tractor fuel consumption is very useful
for budgeting and management. The objective of
this factsheet is to develop relationships using field
measurements and Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory
results to estimate tractor fuel consumption. Using
these equations, farmers can estimate and compare the
fuel consumption for different operating and loading
conditions.

Oct 14, 2014 442-073 (BSE-175P)
Sensor-Based, Variable-Rate Nitrogen Applications in Virginia

Variable-rate applications (VRA) of nitrogen (N) fertilizers are a new option to assist producers with real-time fertilizer rate decisions. Two commercially available systems that allow variable-rate nitrogen applications are GreenSeeker (Trimble Navigation Limited; www. ntechindustries.com/greenseeker-home.html) and the OptRx Crop Sensor (Ag Leader Technology; www. agleader.com/products/directcommand/optrx/). A discussion of the science behind these systems, potential economic benefits, and other methodologies to make VRA is discussed in Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 442-505, “Precision Farming Tools: Variable-Rate Application” (Grisso et al. 2011). 

Aug 8, 2014 CSES-90P
Successful Farm Startup for Beginners: Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program Oct 14, 2013 AEE-67P
The Basics of Hardwood-Log Shiitake Mushroom Production and Marketing Apr 3, 2014 ANR-102P
USDA Announces Agreement with Marriott International to Benefit Minority Farmers - Partnership Key to Expanding Markets For Minority Farmers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern States

WASHINGTON, Mar. 31, 2004-Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Marriott International, Inc. to enhance outreach efforts and expand sales outlets for agricultural commodities produced by minority farmers.

Aug 10, 2009 2906-1376
Using Market Maker to Connect Virginia Meat Producers and Processors Jun 6, 2014 AAEC-86NP
Virginia Agriculture - Relating to Farmers

"This is a review of the agrciulture facts within Virginia.  There are more than 47,000 farms in Virginia.  The number of farms in the state has been steadily decreasing and in five decades the number has declined over 50%.   Average size of farms in the commonwealth is 181 acres and it covers approximately 8.1 million acres or about 32% of Virginia’s total land area. ."

May 31, 2011 3104-1591
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program: Technical Assistance & Resource Directory Aug 28, 2013 AEE-76NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program: Virginia Beginning Farmer Profiles Aug 9, 2013 AEE-70NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 1): Starting a new farm enterprise Mar 25, 2013 AEE-37NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 2): Challenges to new farm enterprises Mar 26, 2013 AEE-38NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 3): Land and tenure acquisition Mar 26, 2013 AEE-39NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 4): Marketing and business management Mar 26, 2013 AEE-40NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Huntley Farm & Seitz Angus (Part 1): Overview of a farm enterprise Mar 26, 2013 AEE-45NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Huntley Farm & Seitz Angus (Part 2): Challenges in new farm enterprise Mar 26, 2013 AEE-46NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Huntley Farm & Seitz Angus (Part 3): Advice for beginning farmers Mar 26, 2013 AEE-47NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 1): Starting a new farm enterprise Mar 26, 2013 AEE-41NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 2): Challenges to farming Mar 26, 2013 AEE-42NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 3): Crops grown on the farm Mar 26, 2013 AEE-43NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 4): Cultural differences in farming in the U.S. Mar 26, 2013 AEE-44NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 1): Developing a farm enterprise Mar 25, 2013 AEE-31NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 2): Exploring production goals Mar 25, 2013 AEE-32NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 3): Measuring success Mar 25, 2013 AEE-33NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 4): Economic challenges Mar 25, 2013 AEE-34NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 5): Marketing challenges Mar 25, 2013 AEE-35NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 6): Balancing on-farm and off-farm employment Mar 25, 2013 AEE-36NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Seven Springs Farm: CSA Farm Model Sep 16, 2013 AEE-78NP
Virginia Farm to School Resource Guide: Helping Connect Virginia Foods to Virginia Schools Aug 22, 2013 AEE-77NP
Virginia Whole Farm Planning: An Educational Program for Farm Startup and Development (Introduction to Whole Farm Planning)

The purpose of the Introduction to Whole Farm Planning module is to help beginning farmers and ranchers in Virginia make informed farm planning decisions by introducing them to the whole farm planning process.

Sep 16, 2014 AEE-50P
Virginia Whole Farm Planning: An Educational Program for Farm Startup and Development (Land Acquisition and Tenure)

The Land Acquisitions and Tenure module is designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers develop and implement their farmland tenure and transfer goals as part of the whole farm plan. Established farmers who are planning for the transfer of their farm may also find this module useful.

The module includes concepts, worksheets, and examples to help you assess your resources and preferences for successful start-up planning.

Jun 11, 2015 AEE-51P