Monthly Archives: April 2014

Small Farm Apprenticeship Opportunity

Unique Opportunity for a Young/Beginning/Aspiring FarmerOmega Lane Farm

We are a small organic farm outside RuralRetreat. We’re looking for a responsible and hard-working apprentice. In exchange for 25-29 hours of work we’re offering a furnished farmhouse, farm produce, and hands-on experience in our passive-solar greenhouse and gardens.


Some of the things you will learn are:

Companion Planting
Straw Bale Gardening
Gutter Gardening
Natural Pest Control
Food Processing Techniques
Marketing at a Farmers Market


Position May 1st-October 1st (flexible)
If Interested, please contact us at:

Suzanne Capone: 276-686-5843

Upcoming Heifer Sales

The 14th Annual Amelia Area Cattlemen’s Fall Bred Heifer Sale will take place on April 12th at Knoll Crest Farm in Red House, Virginia. The sale will take place around 2 PM following the KCF Spring Bull Sale. Previews of the over 70 VPAH+ “Heifers by Design” offered by consignors:

Sale Preview Part 1:

Sale Preview Part 2:


For more information about Amelia Area Cattlemen or to see the complete sale details, visit For information about the Knoll Crest Farm Spring Bull Sale, visit


The Buckingham Cattlemen’s Association’s Spring Bred Heifer and Cow sale will take place at 7 PM on April 25 at the  Lynchburg Livestock Market. Catalog and videos will be ready soon, so keep checking the website:

6th Annual Spring Landowner Retreat Coming

The 6th Annual Landowner Retreat has been set for April 25th-27th at Holiday Lake 4-H Center in Appomattox. Only a handful of spots remain open as of this posting. Hurry and register online today or contact Jason Fisher at 434-476-2147 for more information. landowner retreat spring 2014