Monthly Archives: November 2014
ATTENTION LOCAL PRODUCERS, DISTRIBUTORS, RETAILERS, PURCHASERS, CONSUMERS, AND LOCAL FOOD ENTHUSIASTS:
The Heart of Virginia Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter is hosting a promotional meeting for Lunenburg County. This informational and update meeting will be held at 6:00pm in the Kenbridge Town Building Auditorium this Thursday, November 20, 2014.
Please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested! (They do not have to be in Lunenburg, but can be from any of the Heart of Virginia Chapter counties (listed above).
If you have questions, please contact Lindy Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 321-2009. Thank you!
Tri-County Ag Supper Club
THIS WEDNESDAY: Come on out for the Tri-County Ag Supper Club on Wednesday night, November 19th, at 6:30pm at Wilson’s BBQ in South Hill.
This group, comprised of the Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Brunswick Counties, will be meeting once a month through April to allow producers a chance to ask questions, learn more on a particular topic of interest, and enjoy fellowship with our friends and neighbors. Supper is on your own, and topics will be determined based on requests, so let us know what you would like to learn about.
Try to let your agent know if you know you are coming just so we can make sure we have enough room for everyone. Thanks.
Hope to see you there!
Preparing for Winter
Here are a few things you might want to consider as you prepare for winter and all that comes with it:
Family Preparedness Course Materials
Chain Saw Safety
Generator Use and Safety
Storm Damaged Trees
Winter Farm Considerations
Winter Care for Horses
Winter Storm Information
Winter Emergency Travel Kit
Shelter in Place Information
Disaster Supply Kit
Food Safety in power outage
Winter holiday tips
Winter Dog Care
Winter Goat Care
Winter Rabbit Care
Winter Dairy Care
HORSE FEED RECALL!
Bartlett Milling Company recalls horse feeds
Two types of feed potentially contaminated with Rumensin
Release Date: 2014-11-03
Bartlett Milling Company has initiated a limited recall of certain horse feeds due to potential Rumensin contamination. The products were distributed to customers and retailers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Rumensin contamination can result in health problems, including mortality, in horses. The products and lot number involved in the recall are:
o 50 lb. bags of Bartlett Pasture Horse 10 Feed – Lot 288
o 50 lb. bags of Cleveland Carolina Champion Horse Feed – Lot 288
The recalled products were packaged in typical brand-specific feed bags. Lot numbers are printed on the front and back of each bag.
Retailers have been contacted and instructed to immediately withdraw from sale the recalled product and to notify customers who purchased the product. Customers should discontinue feeding the product immediately. Customers who purchased this product should return remaining bags to their retailer.
For more information on the product recall, contact Bartlett Milling at +1.800.438.6016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Bartlett at 1.336.655.1840 outside of regular business hours.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and the United States Food and Drug Administration.
The First Two Weeks of November!
Don’t miss out on the great events happening the next two weeks!
Wed. November 5
FarmLogic Flyer – Blackstone, VA
Farm recordkeeping made easy! This program is geared towards Tobacco GAP compliance but should be a great overview of digital recordkeeping for anyone interested. You can learn more about the FarmLogic at their website: http://www.farmlogic.com/
Greenhouse Energy Efficiency Update Flyer – Blackstone, VA
Get caught up on the latest of how to make your greenhouse more energy efficient as well as how take advantage of energy efficiency funding and programs.
Thurs. November 6
Ginger & Turmeric Day – Petersburg, VA
Learn about ginger and turmeric production in this two-hour workshop at Virginia State University!
Halifax Tobacco Field Day Flyer – Halifax, VA
This field day will focus on energy efficiency in curing as well as the importance of cover crops for the winter months.
Tues. & Wed. November 11-12
Getting Started in the Greenhouse Business School Flyer – Blackstone, VA
For those interested in starting a greenhouse enterprise. Check it out!