Author Archives: Emily Halstead

Fourth-graders work on Standards of Learning while learning about agriculture and natural resources

Sarah Burkett, a family and consumer sciences agent from Pulaski County, teaches students about the importance of nutrition and making healthy food choices.

Sarah Burkett, a family and consumer sciences agent from Pulaski County, teaches students about the importance of nutrition and making healthy food choices.

By: Emily Halstead, VCE Communications and Marketing Intern

More than 1,000 fourth-graders attended the 4-H Junior Hokie Showcase at Virginia Tech’s Alphin-Stuart Livestock Teaching Arena on October 13-17. The weeklong event welcomed students from Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, and Pulaski counties and offered attendees a variety of hands-on activities to supplement their knowledge of Virginia’s agriculture and natural resources.

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New workshop offered for beginning beekeepers

ROANOKE, Va., May 13, 2013 –Besides the distinguished role of being the only insect that provides food for human consumption, the honeybee’s most estimable value lies in the pollination of fruit and vegetable crops throughout the country.

The upcoming Beginning Beekeepers’ Workshop is designed to support this asset by providing a strong foundation of knowledge to those interested in starting their own apiaries, either for pleasure or potential profit.

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