January 18, 2022

VFGC Annual Winter Conference 2022- The Green Side of Beef: In Defense of Grassland Agriculture

Let’s be matter-of-fact for a moment. Is beef truly bad for the planet? At this year’s annual VFGC Winter Conference we will delve into the topic “The Green Side of Beef: In defense of grassland agriculture.” Our two nationally recognized speakers, Nicolette Hahn Niman and Dr. Alan Franzluebbers, will be diving into the perceived issues […]

August 11, 2020

Virginia Forage: Pasture-Finished Beef Production Meeting Online

This was originally scheduled for 3 in person community sessions around Virginia but has moved to online format due to Coronavirus concerns and will be: August 11, 12, 13 from 7pm to 9pm. The link may reference those meetings, but they will update soon with online info. As of June 23 the meeting details have […]

February 17, 2020

This Farmer Finds Annual Pastures Are a Great Option for Soil and Animal Health

Tim Tobin started planting annuals for two reasons. First, he wanted to transition some crop fields to perennial pastures and annuals were a good first step. He also wanted to smother out the Kentucky 31 fescue in some of his pastures. He liked the results so much, that it looks like annuals will become a […]

February 10, 2020

How a Blue Ridge Farmer Set Up His Rotational Grazing System

John Fant, Colonel, US Army (Ret), returned to southwest Virginia in 2013 to resume daily operations and management of the family farm. In this 6:52 video, John describes how he assessed the farm’s resources and then developed and implemented a plan that would improve water quality, and soil and animal health. What he found was […]

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