Category Archives: Farm News

  • This Fall, Get Your Virginia Farm Ready for Winter

    While Virginia winters are mild compared to those in the northern United States, cold weather can nonetheless bring many dangers for farmers. As climate change increases the intensity of storms, Virginia farmers should prepare their farms for potential emergency weather conditions. Winterizing your farm will help protect you against costly winter accidents and can save you a lot of money on your energy bill.ย  Continue reading

  • Farming Grapes for Virginia Wineries

    Virginiaโ€™s soil and temperate climate are ideal for growing wine grapes, but since Virginiaโ€™s wine industry has taken off in local years, local wineries canโ€™t seem to get enough fruit! Many farmers in Virginia looking for financial security are transitioning to growing wine grapes since the demand is only going to grow in the next few years. Wineries generally buy grapes by the ton, so farmers can easily sell off their entire harvest to a single buyer. Whether youโ€™re considering buying a farm in Virginia for the first time or transitioning your current farm to wine grapes, consider this advice on finding the right winery to sell to and how to pick the best wine grape varieties for your farm. Continue reading

  • What You Need to Know When Starting an Organic, Sustainable, or Regenerative Farm

    While farmers are affected more than most by the extreme weather conditions caused by climate change, many farmers still use farming techniques that degrade the environment. In the face of rising temperatures, desertification, and declining soil and water quality, many farmers are choosing to fight for the health of their land and the local environment by choosing safer agricultural practices. Organic farming, sustainable farming, and regenerative farming involve environmentally-conscious practices that aim to preserve or improve the health of local ecosystems. Whether you have been farming for years but want to transition to organic, sustainable, or regenerative farming to protect the health of the community and ecosystems, or youโ€™re new to farming and excited to adopt practices that can help combat global warming, these tips will start you on the right track to operating a successful farm.ย  Continue reading

  • Dog Days of Summer

    Summer in the Soil

    In most years, depending on the farm, the planting season is about a month long. By June, most of the crops are already in the soil, and many ask themselves, what next? Continue reading

  • Fun Family Farm

    The basic idea of a Hobby farm is a small scale farm that is not necessarily a business venture, but more of a pleasure activity or hobby. Continue reading

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