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 email@example.com or (434) 321-2009. Thank you!
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!
Last Week to Register
Clean Energy Project Analysis Workshop
RETScreen Training Workshop
August 5th – August 7th 2014
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
REGISTER BY FRIDAY JULY 25th
Please click here for more information on this workshop:
With 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
The EPA website for biosolids information: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/wastewater/treatment/biosolids/index.cfm
The DEQ website for biosolids information: http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/LandApplicationBeneficialReuse/LandApplication.aspx
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: http://www.virginiabiosolids.com/
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.
Check out the Upcoming Programs tab to see the summer happenings!
The aquaculture workshop scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, June 13 at Heartland Business Park in Keysville, VA has been postponed until July. More information to follow. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please share this information with anyone you know who may have been attending. Thank you.