Updates on large plot crop work, kitchen design grant, Beginning Farmer program

By:  Carl C. Stafford Senior Extension Agent Spring is in sight for those who look forward to the start of our annual growing season, usually measured in length by the number of frost-free days.  In our area, we can count about 180 days as the frost-free period, about the third week of April until the third week of October.    Row crop farmers are busy preparing for planting season with corn and soybeans on their mind. They replace worn planter...

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Curious Farmers

By: Carl C. Stafford Senior Extension Agent 9/29/17 Farmers are a curious bunch, naturally drawn to new information and capable of solving their own problems. You see, problem solving is necessary if farmers are to keep on track with timely work. Ultimately, they save the cost of hiring someone and save time too. They find ways around problems or invent new and novel solutions to them. They do not give up easily and often have more than one...

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Slow but steady wins the race

By:  Carl C. Stafford Senior Extension Agent Slow but steady wins the race according to Aesop’s fable, a story about the tortoise and the hare.  One would assume the fast hare could easily cross the finish line first, but there is more.  Many interpretations surround this fable and here we can agree that slow and steady leads to progress. This is the rate progress is made at the Carver School on route 15 here in Culpeper, slowly unfolding...

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