Extension, research and hospitality management faculty in Virginia State University’s College of Agriculture have partnered in efforts to increase consumer awareness of lamb meat including its local availability and ways to prepare it.
Small ruminant extension specialist Dr. Dahlia O’Brien says the month of January is being called Lambuary, a project which also aims to connect Virginia sheep producers with potential customers.
(From L to R top) Olive Kendrick Britt, Richard H.L. Chichester III, Allen Foster Harper (From L to R bottom) Gary L. Minish, and David Notter
Five individuals will be inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame for 2015 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena on Virginia Tech’s campus. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
The ceremony will include an unveiling of the portraits of the 2015 honorees, which will be permanently displayed in the arena. The new Hall of Fame members, who hail from academia and industry, have demonstrated outstanding and uncommon contributions to the livestock industry.