Farm Transition and Financial Planning Workshop for Agricultural Producers New Workshop Added to list!!!

This workshop was sponsored in part by funding from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which was generated by revenue from the Virginia Agriculture license plate.

Farm Appraisal Workshop

Join VCE and guest speakers for a series of educational workshops to better help the agricultural producer transition into the Future! Find out how appraisals work for Ag land.

Tues. August 6th

 Farm Appraisal Workshop

Location: Franklin Center — 50 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Begins at 6 PM

Cost per person $10 (covers all programs)

Light Meal included at each program

CALL 540-483-5161


Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.  If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Franklin County at (540) 483-5161 during business hours of  8 a.m. and  5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

Farm Transition & Financial Planning Workshop for Agricultural Producers

This workshop was sponsored in part by funding from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which was generated by revenue from the Virginia Agriculture license plate.

Quick Books Workshop

Join VCE and guest speakers for a series of educational workshops to better help the agricultural producer transition into the Future!

Mon. July 29th— Quick Books Workshop

Location:  Franklin Center – 50 Claiborne Avenue Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Begins at 6 PM

Cost per person $10 (covers all programs)

Light Meal included at each program

CALL 540-483-5161

Franklin Center

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.  If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Franklin County at (540) 483-5161 during business hours of  8 a.m. and  5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

Best Management Practice Applications Now Being Accepted For 2019-2020

Best Management Practice Applications Now Being Accepted For 2019-2020 The Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District located at 1297 State Street, Rocky Mount, VA is currently accepting applications for assistance with installation of agricultural best management practices that are designed to conserve soil and protect water quality. July 1, 2019 began our new fiscal year and agriculture producers who are considering signing up for assistance this year are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Since funding is limited, all practices must be approved prior to implementation and are subject to prioritized ranking for approval. 2019-2020 Cost-Share applications will be accepted July 02, 2019 through close of business on Friday, September 6th 2019. If cost-share is still available after this first sign-up round, a second sign-up round of cost-share may be offered at a later date. The following is a list of some of the practices available for cost share, however, it is not an exhaustive list. • Reforestation of Erodible Crop Land & Pasture Land • Grazing Land Protection (stream exclusion, water fountains, well, pipeline and fencing) • Harvestable Cover Crop • Non-Harvestable Cover Crop • Continuous No-Till • Animal Waste Control Facility • Nutrient management Plan Writing • Split Application of Nitrogen on Corn using Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Test • Late Winter Split Application of Nitrogen on Small Grains • Riparian Vegetative or Forested Buffers For more information regarding water quality and erosion control best management practices, please contact Michael Tabor (Senior Conservation Specialist) at (540) 483-5341 ext. 122.

Get your Well, Spring, or Cistern Water Tested

Learn about your water quality through affordable, confidential testing and become empowered to make decisions about system maintenance and water treatment!

The goal of the Virginia Household Water Quality Program is to improve the water quality and health of Virginians with private water supplies, including wells, springs and cisterns. $60 Water test includes the following:  Iron, Sodium, Fluoride, Coliform Bacteria, Manganese, Copper, pH, E. coli bacteria, Sulfate, Nitrate, Total Dissolved Solids, Lead, Harness and Arsenic.  For more information contact Cynthia Martel; cmartel@vt.edu; (540) 483-5161.

District Director Elections: Nominating Petitions

Qualifying to be on the ballot: The Virginia Department of Elections is the official source of the forms that must be completed by individuals that wish to qualify to have their name appear on the ballot as a candidate for the office of District director. The requisite forms are available on their website at http://elections.virginia.gov and at your local general registrar office. A Candidate Bulletin for Local and Constitutional Offices outlining candidacy requirements is also available on the Department of Elections website.

Prospective candidate for the office of District director. The requisite forms are available on their website at http://elections.virginia.gov and at your local general registrar office. A Candidate Bulletin for Local and Constitutional Offices outlining candidacy requirements is also available on the Department of Elections website. Prospective candidates must complete the required forms and file them with their local general registrar (within the county or city where the candidate resides) by 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday in June (in 2019, this will be June 11). If the individual satisfies all filing requirements, their name will appear on the ballot for the November 5, 2019 general election.

What is NEED?

Elementary & Secondary Info Activities

Over 35 years ago, The NEED Project began as a one-day celebration of energy education when National Energy Education Day was recognized by a Joint Congressional Resolution. In the same year, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation stressing the need for comprehensive energy education in our schools, a reduction of our dependence of fossil fuels, and increasing use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency. Since its founding, NEED has kept its Kids Teaching Kids philosophy as a fundamental principle of NEED programming – encouraging students to explore, experiment, and engage, and encouraging teachers to embrace student leadership in the classroom. NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students. NEED is expanding and evolving to best meet the needs of teachers and students – in the classroom and beyond…   NEED students are the future of the energy workforce. Students interested in engineering, science, economics, environmental sciences, law, geology and a host of other disciplines have a role in the energy industry. We work hard to help teachers meet the requirements of state standards, Common Core, and the Next Generation Science Standards. As states adopt their new standards, NEED will continue working to provide state alignments to our entire curriculum portfolio.  To learn more about NEED visit https://need.org.