Category Archives: Listings

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.

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. or



VA Farm Job-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.
Serious inquiries contact: Jimmy Messick (540)-905-9160


Registered SimAngus Bull For Sale

Deer Creek Upside: Six year old SimAngus Emblazon sired bull for sale. He has sired many nice replacement heifers and now we are in need of changing out sire genetics. He is very docile, you can pet him on the head. If you are interested in adding some great genetics to your herd this year, please consider calling Wilson Denoon (804) 370-3190. Please see papers at link: Deer Creek Upside papers

Feb 2015 Update

Upcoming Events & Programs for February

3 – Beginning Beekeeper Workshop: Gee-Price Building at Fuqua School, 605 Fuqua Drive, Farmville from 3:30pm – 6:00pm. Dinner included. See flyer for details.

3 – Brunswick Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification: Brunswick Extension Office from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

4 – Virginia No-Till Alliance 2015 Winter Conference: Olde Dominion Ag Complex in Chatham, VA from 8:30am – 3:00pm. See flyer for details.

5 – Mecklenburg Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification: Sandy Fork Hunt Club from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

6 – Blackberry Pruning Workshop: Cole Berry Farm, 3067 Ashbury Church Road, Vernon Hill, VA from 9:00am – 11:00am.


10 – Produce Auction Grower/Buyer Meeting: 1:00pm at the auction.

10 – Nottoway & Amelia Counties Buy Fresh Buy Local Meeting: Southern Piedmont AREC from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

10 – Mecklenburg County Buy Fresh Buy Local Meeting: Mecklenburg Extension Office in Boydton, VA. 6:00-7:00pm

10-11 – Eastern Shore Ag Conference & Trade Show: Eastern Shore Community College, Melfa, VA.

12 – Dark Tobacco GAP Meeting: Midway Baptist Church, Phenix, VA at 9:30am.

13 – Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program: Part I – Introduction to Whole Farm Planning. Victoria Public Library from 9:30am – 12:00pm.


16 – Respirator Fit Testing: South Hill. If you require respirator fit testing, please be in contact Taylor Clarke at (434)-637-2863 for details.

17 – Introduction to Ground Source Heat Pumps: Appomattox, VA. Cost $20. Follow link for details.

17 – Respirator Fit Testing: Blackstone. If you require respirator fit testing, please contact Taylor Clarke at (434) 637-2863 for details.

17 – Brunswick County Buy Fresh Buy Local Meeting: Brunswick County Government Building Annex Auditorium.

19 – Cotton Production Meeting: Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Center, Franklin, VA. Production meeting from 12:00noon – 4:00pm. Cost $10-$15/person. Lunch and commercial pesticide applicator recertification included. See flyer for details.

19  – Ag Supper Club: Wilson’s BBQ at 6:30pm. Dinner on your own. Topic to be announced.

20 – Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program: Part II – Marketing. Victoria Public Library from 9:30am – 12:00pm.

21 – Goat & Lamb Consignment Sale: Halifax County Ag Center from 9:00am – 11:00am. See flyer for details. Register your animals by Feb. 11th.



23 – Homeowner Fruit Tree Conference: Liberty Christian Church 149 Green Bay Road, Green Bay, VA from 9:00am – 3:30pm. Cost: $15/person. Lunch is included. See flyer for details.

24 – Charlotte & Lunenburg Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification: SVCC Keysville Campus, Workforce Building, from 6:00pm- 9:00pm.

26 – Area Beef Conference / Registration: Southern Piedmont AREC from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Cost $15. Registration form attached.

26 – Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program: Part I – Introduction to Whole Farm Planning. Heartland Regional Industrial Park Keysville, VA. See flyer for details and alternate locations.

26 – Prince Edward County Buy Fresh Buy Local Meeting at the Prince Edward Extension Office from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

27 – Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program: Parts III & IV – Victoria Public Library from 9:30am – 3:30pm. Lunch on your own.

Who Needs What 

  • Farm Hand Needed outside Kenbridge – follow link for details.
  • Hay for Sale – If anyone has hay for sale and would like to leave their information (type of hay, quantity, pesticide use, and contact information) with my office for those that call looking for hay, please contact me with the details.
  • Private Pesticide License – I have had several requests for a private pesticide applicators study session and test for those who need their private license (for purchase of restricted use pesticides for use on the farm). If you, too, need your private license, please contact me and we will try to arrange a common time for the review and test.

Job Opportunities

Summer help at Southern Piedmont AREC in Blackstone

Agricultural Technician at Alson H. Smith, Jr. AREC in Winchester, VA

Program Associate for Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program

Research Associate at Eastern Shore AREC in Painter, VA

4-H Agent in Giles County

Summer Job – Ag Technician – Southern Piedmont AREC in Blackstone, VA

Agricultural Technician
Temporary, wage positions not to exceed 1500 hrs/yr.

Location:  Virginia Tech Southern Piedmont AREC, Blackstone, VA (Nottoway County)

For complete position description and qualifications and to apply, visit and search on posting number SW0150050.

Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2015.
For questions or assistance in the application process, contact Carol Wilkinson or Betty Lou Mayton at 434-292-5331.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

Another Farm For Sale in Powhatan County

Bring you animals! Available when you need it.  Working cattle/sheep farm, with 182 gentle rolling acres of pasture and cropland, to the 4500 feet of Appomattox River frontage in Powhatan, VA.  1 ac. spring fed stocked pond, 60X100 barn with cattle working facilities.  6/7 strand high tensile elec. fields fenced and cross fenced for cattle and sheep, underground water system to most fields.  Fields are Chesapeake Bay Watershed compliant. Great hunting spots.  Only $2700. Per acre. 

Also seperately available, adjoining 10 ac. With 4700sq ft., 4 bedroom 3.5 bath grand country home built in 2002.  Only 25 minutes to 288 and 7 miles from slaughter facility.

Contact Jeff or Toni Zimmerman @ (804)598-4145