Part-time Field Interviewer Job Posting

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in cooperation with the USDA/NASS have field representatives across the state that collect data face to face or by phone. The supervisor, Nancy Keyser from Warrenton, VA is looking to hire someone to work Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, Nelson and Powhatan Counties . Please see the hiring flyer and information for this part-time position at the link below.

NASDA Field Interviewer hiring flyer

 

 

 

Periwinkle Offered

Are you interested in wild periwinkle? Property owner has an abundance following a select cut of forest. Please contact Dave Petrone at (804) 690-1924 for more information.

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/3010/3010-1471/3010-1471_pdf.pdf

Southside Venture Outdoors Series

Attention Landowners!  Are you a new or existing forest landowner wishing to know more about your trees from tree identification to improvement techniques within your forest? Each spring Virginia Cooperative Extension offers one-day short courses on management options for your timberland. Learn what you should know about thinning a stand of timber for the benefits of stand health, profit, wildlife and overall satisfaction. A new topic this year is an update on our forest inventory as it pertains to harvest versus supply, a must know for future planning of our forests.

Class size is limited to the first 25 registrants so register early!

What? Venture Outdoors landowner education programs will showcase timber stand improvement, invasive plant species management, wildlife and your woods, and Virginia’s Forest Inventory update.

 When and Where?  Three sessions (attend one) are

April 29, May 6, and May 21. All sessions run 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and are FREE due to our sponsors, however attendance confirmation is crucial to classroom and field tour planning. Deadlines are 10 days prior to each session. Lunch is provided and the day will consist of morning classroom, lunch, and afternoon field tour nearby (dress for the weather). See registration brochure at www.ext.vt.edu/offices/halifax

For additional program information details, contact Jason Fisher, Extension Agent ANR, Forestry and Natural Resources at (434) 476-2147 or jasonf@vt.edu . See you there!

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147 during business hours of 8:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

In Search of Farmer to Crop 30-40 acres of Virgin Ground in Eastern Powhatan

In search of farmer to crop 30-40 acres of virgin ground in eastern Powhatan, close to 288 and Route 60. Acreage was recently cleared of hardwoods, stumps removed and topsoil graded, beautiful seed bed ready for spring/early summer planting. Will entertain longer lease option or 1-2 year lease. No rental charge with understanding of farmer planting and fertilizing. Please contact Harold and Christina Ellis for more information. hellis@ppinfrastructure.com or cellis@ppiservices.com.

 

 

VA Farm Job-Crop Production Manager Position Open

CROP PRODUCTION MANAGER POSITION OPEN
For Farm Market
Family owned farm market in Bealeton, VA seeking a qualified crop production manager for 50 dedicated acres and associated staff. Requirements include: Horticulture/agronomy degree and/or equivalent ag/plasticulture; experience in: commercial vegetable production and marketing, crop scheduling, berry production, CSA management, high tunnel growing, wholesale sourcing. Spanish helpful.
http://www.messicksfarmmarket.com/
Serious inquiries contact: Jimmy Messick manager@messicksfarmmarket.com (540)-905-9160

 

Looking for Farm to Lease or Manage

Graham Donahue is a young farmer with over 6 years of experience, at least some experience with most types of farming but mostly raising livestock (sheep and chickens). He is looking for an opportunity to manage a farm or for a long term lease situation to start his own.  He has been an intern on two different farms and is looking to use his passion for pasture management, raising livestock and other production. If you have land available for lease or looking for a farm manager in Cumberland/Fluvanna/Goochland/Powhatan/Amelia/Prince Edward/Buckingham area, please contact Graham Donahue at donahuegraham@gmail.com or (540) 333-6552.

 

Upcoming Bull & Heifer Sales

Deer Creek Simmental will be having a production sale on the farm in Nelson County on Saturday, November 14th. They will be selling some excellent Simmental and SimAngus bulls.  The sale catalog is on the website at www.deercreeksimmental.com

Quaker Hill Farm will be having a performance bull and female sale on Friday, November 6 in Louisa County. See the website for more information: http://www.quakerhillfarm.com/

Knoll Crest Farm will be having a performance bull sale on Friday, December 4 in Red House, VA. Please see the catalog on their website for more information: http://knollcrestfarm.com/