News & Announcements

Beginning Farmer: Whole Farm Planning

Posted by on November 17, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

Join VSU’s Small Farm Outreach Agent Susan Cheek for this introductory course from the New, Beginning & U.S. Military Veteran Farmer and Rancher Program from VSU’s Small Farm Outreach Program.

Corn and Carbon Field Day

Posted by on November 4, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

Dr Wade Thomason, Grains Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension, discusses the merits of the Battle Park Farm corn variety trial with participants in the Corn and Carbon Field day held on location September 20.

 

Dr Alan Franzluebbers, Soil Scientist, USDA ARS, discusses the role carbon plays in the release of nitrogen needed for plant growth during a September 20th Corn and Carbon Field Day held on Battle Park Farm.

 

Johnathan Inskeep, seated on the tractor, ferries participants across the 24 corn varieties planted on Battle Park Farm during the Corn and Carbon Field day held on location September 20.

Corn Variety Trial

Posted by on November 4, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

Don Meek, Agronomist, supervises data collection during the Battle Park Farm corn variety trial harvest.

 

Jimmy Dyer, Field Man, Orange Madison Coop, weighs corn during the Battle Park Farm corn variety trial.

 

Tommy Mountjoy uses his combine to harvest the Battle Park Farm corn variety trial.

Extension Agent Achievement

Posted by on November 4, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

Shawn Appling, Extension Agent, Horticulture (center) with Lonnie Johnson, Associate Director, Field Operations and Administration (left) and John Thompson, Northern District Director (right). Shawn is being recognized for early career achievement in horticulture programming impact. His is located in the Culpeper office of Virginia Cooperative Extension serving Culpeper, Orange and Madison counties in commercial and consumer horticulture. He has a Master of Science in Horticulture from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from University of Georgia. Shawn can be reached at ashawn6@vt.edu or by phone at 540-727-3435, ext. 355.

VSU Small Farm Training

Posted by on October 25, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

Roger Williams trains New Farmers at The Carver Center in September. VSU Small Farm Outreach Program team organized and conducted the program to focus on Nutrient Management and Soil Health.

Roger Williams trains New Farmers at The Carver Center in September. VSU Small Farm Outreach Program team organized and conducted the program to focus on Nutrient Management and Soil Health.

Radish and Barley Cover Crop Demonstration

Posted by on October 25, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

Lawrence Bennett plants radish and barley cover crop demonstration at The Carver Center in September.  Battle Park Farms prepared the land, CFC Farm and Home and County Farm Service both donated seed.

Lawrence Bennett plants radish and barley cover crop demonstration at The Carver Center in September. Battle Park Farms prepared the land, CFC Farm and Home and County Farm Service both donated seed.

VSU Small Farm Outreach staff meeting

Posted by on October 25, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

VSU Small Farm Outreach staff meeting in the Four County Museum at The Carver Center in September.

New Sign!

Posted by on October 25, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

Hortense Hinton, Carver Alumnus, is pleased with the new county funded sign announcing “The Caver Center”. The alumni association participated in the county farm tour in September as the school was a tour stop featuring its activities there.

Cover Crop Demo

Posted by on October 11, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

Cover crop demonstration (tillage radish and barley) established with significant help from Battle Park Farms (soil prep), Lawrence Bennett (planting), Culpeper Coop and County Farm Service (seed donation) at The Carver Center.

Cover crop demonstration (tillage radish and barley) established with significant help from Battle Park Farms (soil prep), Lawrence Bennett (planting), Culpeper Coop and County Farm Service (seed donation) at The Carver Center.

Cover crop closeup

Cover crop closeup