Spray the #SpottedLanternfly! If you’ve got a box truck or any other vehicle, check it for these nasty bugs. Spray them to prevent the spread! #StopSLFInVa Read more at bit.ly/VCE-SLF1. #StopSLFInVa #VaCoopExt
Stomp the #SpottedLanternfly! Check your trailers before moving them to make sure these nasty bugs are NOT hitching a ride. Read more at bit.ly/VCE-SLF1. #StopSLFInVa #VaCoopExt
It's grape harvest time, and all vineyard workers must be trained on the Worker Protection Standard (WPS)! VCE Loudoun encourages agricultural practices that promote workers' safety, and one way we do this is by offering WPS Trainings. If you have a farm and spray pesticides that have an Agricultural Use requirement, then your employees must be trained on the WPS. Loudoun County farmers can contact Beth Sastre at [email protected] to set up a WPS training.
Buddies for BEEF TUESDAY or SHEEP & GOAT THURSDAY. Myotonic Goat kids, young American Aberdeen bull.
Well Water Testing
Registration for our Spring Well Water Clinic will open any day now!
To ensure you dont miss out, add your name to our waitlist and you will be contacted as soon as registration opens. Be quick because we only have 220 kits and our waitlist already has more than 120 people! 👩🔬👨🔬💧💦🧪https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/P7OmEV2/wwp2022
Winter Grape Pruning Workshop at the AREC Winchester. Cold and windy, but fun!
Pesticide Preparation Training at Marshall Community Center
Agricultural education at the Middleburg Agriculture Research Extension Center (AREC) on a beautiful Saturday. Equine nutrition research ongoing in one building while Loudoun residents participate in VSU’s Small Engine Repair program in a different building. Loudoun is fortunate to have a dynamic partnership: Middleburg AREC, Virginia State University, and Virginia Cooperative Extension – Loudoun County.
Endless Summer Harvest
Our Commercial Horticulturist and Food Safety Agent visited Endless Summer Harvest, located in Purcellville, VA. VCE Loudoun values our relationships with Loudoun Growers, check out this video of their time there!
Loudoun County Fair, 4-H Members
The Loudoun County Fair is happening now and will continue through Sunday, August 1st! Check out this video showcasing Loudoun County, VA 4-H members and their animals. We are so proud of their hard work!
The Livestock Auction is tonight, Friday the 30th, at 6pm. For more information, visit loudouncountyfair.com
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Today's #FeatureFriday is a video from VCE Loudoun's Commercial Horticulturist, Beth Sastre. Did you know that you can eat cicadas?
Let us know in the comments if you have been brave enough to try them, and what you thought of the flavor!
Bhavesh Bhagat Testimonial
Bhavesh Bhagat, a beginning farmer in Loudoun for organic vegetables spoke about his experiences with VCE Loudoun.
Thanks for sharing, Bhavesh!
Today was Scale Day! Commercial agricultural producers in Loudoun had their scales inspected by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 55 scales were inspected in just a few hours.
To celebrate #NationalVolunteerWeek, VCE Loudoun wanted to personally thank all of the volunteers that truly make a difference! Thank you, volunteers!👏
Are you interested in farming or a beginning farmer who wants to learn more about developing informed farm decisions? VCE Loudoun is offering the Introduction to Whole Farm Planning course for no fee this spring! There is still room for you to register! Join us on Monday nights April 12th-May 17th through Zoom for guided discussions around this module.
Register here: https://register.ext.vt.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1456854
Loudoun County Well Water Testing
Have you tested your well recently? Did you know that it is the responsibility of the property owner to regularly test water quality, maintain the water system, and address potential problems to ensure the water is safe to consume?
VCE Loudoun provides affordable and confidential water testing to Loudoun residents. Registration is now OPEN for our Spring Well Water Testing Program.
To register, and for more details, click the link: https://tinyurl.com/VCE-2021-VAHWQP-LOUDOUN
If you have any questions, please contact Stuart Vermaak ([email protected]). Limited financial assistance available.
With #VTGivingDay happening tomorrow, we wanted to share an awesome video that shows the impact 4-H has on Virginia Youth.
A big shoutout to Loudoun County, VA 4-H! We are so proud of the continued impact that club members have in our communities and beyond. 🍀
To support our Loudoun 4-H and VCE Loudoun, make a gift between noon February 24 and noon February 25 here: https://givingday.vt.edu/giving-day/32354/donate?dept=32385
Thank you for your support and investment in the community!⭐