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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Summer intern experience

By: Tiffany Patrick Summer Intern, Virginia Cooperative Extension My internship this summer was much more than an internship. Along with all the things I was sent here to do, I learned much more. My main responsibility was data collection in the Variety Trial at Bald Top Brewing Company in Madison, VA. Aside from that, I was also in the Culpeper Extension office doing many different activities, such as forage samples, hay samples, Cloverbub...

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