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VSU GAP Training

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

VSU GAP training

VSU Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) staff lead by Michael Carter Jr. (standing) teach Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) at The Carver Center October 10th. SFOP Extension Agent Leonel Castillo (seated) contributes to the GAP training. For more information on upcoming classes visit https://www.ext.vsu.edu/ or call 804-524-3292.

New Sign at the Carver Center

Posted by on September 16, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

Culpeper County Installs New Sign for The Carver Center

Culpeper County Installs New Sign for The Carver Center

VSU Small Farm Outreach Program Creates Incubator Farm and Demonstration Site in Culpeper County, Va

Posted by on August 30, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

VSU Small Farm Outreach Program Creates Incubator Farm and Demonstration Site in Culpeper County, Va

The Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) at Virginia State University (VSU) has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the George Washington Carver Agriculture Research Center (GWCARC) in Culpeper County, Virginia, to create an incubator farm and demonstration site.

The incubator farm and demonstration site comprises two acres of land and one hoop house to grow an assortment of vegetable crops. Workshops, meetings and training sessions for farmers will be held onsite at the GWCARC. The SFOP will provide fertilizer, seeds, hand and power gardening tools, personnel to provide training and technical assistance, and financial assistance.

For  more information on this program follow the link below:

http://www.vsu.edu/news/news/2018/07/vsu-small-farm-outreach.php

VSU Small Farm Outreach program at Carver

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

 

 

William Crutchfield (standing) addresses a group of farmers gathered at The Carver Center to discuss the VSU Small Farm Outreach program. Recently signed is a MOU between VSU and GWCARC, affirming intentions to conduct programs beneficial to a cross section of small farmers across the region. See the program brochure published also on this site or go to the following link:

https://www.ext.vsu.edu/events/

Culpeper Star Exponent article on the VSU/GWCARC Memorandum of Agreement and Beginning Farmer Program:  https://www.starexponent.com/news/carver-signs-agreement-with-vsu-to-aid-small-farmers/article_c8d4aa4b-b795-5b0e-a2fa-1a3c6c030d2e.html

 

 

Oliver tractor at the CMR Farm Show

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

Long time Culpeper farmer, Charlie Harlow of Maple Springs Farm, exhibits his restored Oliver tractor at the CMR Farm Show in July. Machines like this Oliver from the mid-century period provided some of the best advancements available to farmers at the time. Internal combustion engines long in existence, now could be relied upon to provide real horsepower and longevity, pushing productivity higher on farms where these advancements were put to work. Today, electronics have taken over from the stout horse power offered then, providing yet another level of advancement that is increasingly applied on local farms. Data is the bottom line now, the tractor itself keeping up with maintenance, hours of operation, efficiency and guidance, leading to fewer and fewer input needs by the operator.

Yates Furniture Donation

Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

Yates Properties (Greg and Liz Yates) donate bank furniture to Carver center charities.  From L to R:  Greg Yates, Lois Goodall (GWCRHSAA) and Carl Stafford (GWCARC).

Yates Properties (Greg and Liz Yates) donate bank furniture to Carver center charities. From L to R: Greg Yates, Lois Goodall (GWCRHSAA) and Carl Stafford (GWCARC).

Furniture Move Completed

Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Blog, Featured, News & Announcements | 0 comments

L to R: Kenny Settle, Brandon Fincham, Sgt Jay Hoffman and Freddie Klecar, Culpeper Sheriff’s Office inmate worker program, complete moving furniture donated by Yates Properties.  Carver Alumni and Ag Research charities benefit by using the furniture at The Carver Center.

L to R: Kenny Settle, Brandon Fincham, Sgt Jay Hoffman and Freddie Klecar, Culpeper Sheriff’s Office inmate worker program, complete moving furniture donated by Yates Properties. Carver Alumni and Ag Research charities benefit by using the furniture at The Carver Center.