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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Internal parasite in cattle

By: Carl C. Stafford Senior Extension Agent Internal parasites better known as “worms” are a production efficiency issue with cattle and other grazing livestock. Cattle producers address this performance problem by using de-wormers known as anthelmintics. There are three chemical classes approved for use in cattle and several non-chemical management methods help reduce the impact of worms on cattle. An issue with chemical controls is...

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20th Annual Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour

Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th, 2017 10:00 am until 4:00 pm Culpeper Farm Tour | Culpeper Harvest Days 2017 There are a variety of farms and related businesses on this year’s tour. Those participating reflect our agricultural heritage and the millions of dollars in production, wages, and salaries generated by the agricultural industry in our county and state. The tour, a self-guided driving experience, can be started at the...

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Get Hoppin’, Virginia!

By: Tiffany Patrick, Extension Intern Let’s talk about Humulus lupulus, otherwise known as Hops. If you begin a conversation about Hops, there is a good chance that very few people actually know right off the bat what you are talking about. When you then explain by saying, “the stuff they use in beer”, they probably understand. However, what many people do not understand is that Hops aren’t just used solely in beer production. In fact, they...

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