Adopt-a-School program helping to spread agriculture to schools

untitledThirty-three public and private schools and 96 teachers have been adopted as part of the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Adopt-A-Teacher and Adopt-A-School programs.

Participating donors’ contributions were earmarked for the educators or schools of their choice, and those teachers and schools received agriculture education resources and the opportunity to attend an AITC workshop at no cost. Continue reading

Grocery bill increases 2 percent as beef and pork prices rise

va-farm-bureauNational food prices rose about 2 percent from a year ago, according to a quarterly survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Leading the trend are beef and pork prices, as sirloin tip roasts, ground chuck, sliced deli ham and bacon prices all rose 9 percent or more in that time period. Continue reading

Can missed tip from landscaper hamper Hannah Graham case?

hannahgraham-214x300The following article was published in the Augusta Free Press by Editor Chris Graham earlier today…..

A landscaper called the tip line set up to gather information on the ongoing Hannah Graham missing person case on Sept. 30 to report an unusual sighting: buzzards circling an abandoned property off Old Lynchburg Road in Albemarle County about 20 minutes south of Charlottesville. Continue reading

Virginia Men’s Basketball Games vs. Wake Forest and Virginia Tech Sold Out

uva basketballSingle-game tickets for Virginia men’s basketball home games against Wake Forest (Feb. 14) and Virginia Tech (Feb. 28) at John Paul Jones Arena are sold out.UVa has now sold out home games against Duke (Jan. 31), Louisville (Feb. 7), Wake Forest and Virginia Tech, matching last season’s total of four sellouts. Continue reading