Check out what’s new on our Facebook page:

Enjoy the Feast! Can the Grease.

Don’t invite a FOG Clog to your home this Thanksgiving. When Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) are washed down the drain, it can cause blockages in your home and neighborhood sewer pipes. This results in messy and costly overflows. It’s bad for homes, the environment, and public health.

Learn more how to properly dispose of FOG here:
●serviceauthority.org/work-with-us/compliance-program/fog/
●rivanna.org/recyclables-accepted/
●charlottesville.org/582/Wastewater

#RSEP #LoveYourWatershed #FatsOilsGrease #FOG
...

View on Facebook

As the temperatures begin to drop, it’s important to be aware of the potential impact of prussic acid toxicity when grazing Sorghum or Johnsongrass. Plant stressors such as frost can increase prussic acid concentrations within the plants, making them toxic to ruminant animals (cattle, sheep, and goats). View the resources below to learn about signs of toxicity in cattle, and grazing considerations to reduce toxicity risk.

Resources:

🐄Nitrate and Prussic Acid Toxicity Risk to Cattle Health - VCE
www.sites.ext.vt.edu/newsletter-archive/livestock/aps-07_08/aps-804.html

🐄Johnsongrass in Pastures can be Toxic
wilkes.ces.ncsu.edu/2014/10/johnsongrass-in-pastures-can-be-toxic/

🐄Prussic Acid
www.uaex.edu/publications/PDF/FSA-3069.pdf
...

View on Facebook

We are excited to kick off the Virginia Women in Agriculture Network! Our mission is to foster female farmers. The Women in Agriculture Network will hold once a month zoom session highlighting women farmers, offering opportunities for women to network, and educational opportunities. Our first meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 1st, at 7:30 pm. We will hear from Meredith Bernard who is known as “This Farm Wife” on YouTube. Meredith will share about her farming operation and experiences sharing about her farming life on YouTube. You can check out Meredith’s YouTube page here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCNyOeBMHez5KXvFlTewIDAg?reload=9. The session will be recorded and available on our Facebook page. Our Facebook page address: www.facebook.com/vawomeninagnetwork/.

Women in Agriculture Network Kickoff
December 1st at 7:30 pm
Computer: virginiatech.zoom.us/j/84611277654
Or
Phone: 1 (929) 436-2866
Meeting ID: 846 1127 7654 #
*6 to Unmute
...

View on Facebook

"Fifteen Minutes in the Forest" - Winter Invasives

Karen Snape from the Virginia Cooperative Extension will be leading the topic of Winter Invasives in the "Fifteen Minutes in the Forest" webinar on Nov. 20, at noon.

If you're curious about how to identify common invasive species found in the winter, bring your lunch and learn!

Go to webpage below, then see "Fifteen Minutes in the Forest" for the link to attend this talk.
forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/landownerprograms/shortcourses/online.html

Join Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension Foresters from across Virginia for a 15-minute video on a timely topic every Friday at noon on Zoom (excluding holiday weekends).

All videos can be viewed on the Virginia Forest Landowner Update YouTube Channel any time
www.youtube.com/c/VirginiaForestLandownerEducationProgram

Sponsored by Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
...

View on Facebook

"Fifteen Minutes in the Forest" - Winter Invasives

Karen Snape from the Virginia Cooperative Extension will be leading the topic of Winter Invasives in the "Fifteen Minutes in the Forest" webinar on Nov. 20, at noon.

If you're curious about how to identify common invasive species found in the winter, bring your lunch and learn!

Go to webpage below, then see "Fifteen Minutes in the Forest" for the link to attend this talk.
forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/landownerprograms/shortcourses/online.html

Join Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension Foresters from across Virginia for a 15-minute video on a timely topic every Friday at noon on Zoom (excluding holiday weekends).

All videos can be viewed on the Virginia Forest Landowner Update YouTube Channel any time
www.youtube.com/c/VirginiaForestLandownerEducationProgram

Sponsored by Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
...

View on Facebook