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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. 

BFBL Lunenburg Meeting 2014

Flyer in PDF

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 or (434) 321-2009. Thank you!

Family and Farm Day!!!

It’s that time again… time for the annual Family & Farm Day at the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Blackstone, VA! Bring the kids out for fun and farm on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00am – 2:00pm for games, crafts, animals, and more!


Family & Farm Day.pdf

Clean Energy Project Analysis Workshop

Last Week to Register 

Clean Energy Project Analysis Workshop

RETScreen Training Workshop
August 5th – August 7th 2014
Farmville, VA
Are you, or your clientele, interested in exploring renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies?Are you curious if a particular project might be a viable opportunity for a particular location?  Wonder how it might compare among other alternatives?  If so, please consider joining us to learn about a free energy project analysis tool named RETScreen that can be helpful in exploring new energy project opportunities.


Who Should Attend This Introductory Workshop?
If you are interested in learning more about the features of this project screening tool, please join us for this hands-on workshop. During the session, RETScreen training expert, Michael Ross of RER Energy, Inc., will provide an overview of RETScreen, its various modules and applications, including how it can be used to evaluate:

  • Energy cost-saving opportunities
  • Clean energy generation
  • Costs associated with project design alternatives
  • Potential GHG emission reductions
  • Financial viability
  • Tools for assessing risks for various types of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies


Cost:  $50
Please click here for more information on this workshop:

Biosolids Information


tractor_biosolids_spreadWith the recent interest in land application of biosolids in Lunenburg County, I wanted to pass along the information Virginia Cooperative Extension has available regarding the use of biosolids on agricultural land regarding the practice and its safety. The publications are from 2009, but still give a great overview of the major questions and concerns.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Publications

1. Production and Characteristics of Biosolids
2. Regulations
3. Managing Biosolids for Ag Use
4. Risks and Concerns
Other Resources

The EPA website for biosolids information:

The DEQ website for biosolids information:

Also, the Virginia Biosolids Council, though obviously in favor of biosolids, does provide some good resources and links to other resources for the general public through their website:

Hay Workshop July 10th 6-8 PM in Moseley

Want to learn more about hay for your horses and livestock? Come to our workshop on July 10th from 6-8 PM in Moseley! We will learn how to identify different types of hay so that you know what you are buying, how to take a hay sample for testing and how to interpret the results, how to evaluate hay for factors like maturity and condition to determine its quality before buying, how to design a feeding program based on your hay’s quality, and more! Youth are welcome to attend, and snacks will be provided. Call (804) 561-2481 with questions!
July 10 Hay Workshop Chesterfield

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Review & Test

Private Pesticide Applicator Review & Test

THIS Wednesday, July 2, at 6:30pm at the Ripberger Public Library in Kenbridge, Virginia Cooperative Extension will be holding a review session for the private pesticide applicators test. You must be certified as a Private Applicator if you use restricted use pesticides to produce an agricultural commodity on land you own, on land you lease, or in exchange for services with another producer. Following the review, the private applicators test will be offered on paper for who feel adequately prepared for the test. The private pesticide applicators test can be taken at any time by appointment at the extension office.

To let me know you are coming and to ask questions, please contact Lindy Tucker (434) 321-2009.