MEADOWVIEW, Va. — Business couldn’t get any sweeter for Jonathan Whitesides. The young farmer sells sweet corn. And, lots of it.
MEADOWVIEW, Va. — Jason Von Kundra never planned on being a farmer when he was a kid growing up in Northern Virginia. But while studying environmental science at George Mason University more than five years ago, something clicked for the college student who grew a passion for the field of agriculture.
ABINGDON, Va. — The theme of the 69th annual Virginia Highlands Festival is “Kick Up Your Heels!,” one of many announcements made during Festival Media Day on Monday at the Barter Theatre Stage 11. The Abingdon festival runs from July 28 to Aug. 6, with the antiques market opening on July 29.
GLADE SPRING, Va. — Artists in the Glade Spring community have been busy preparing for a fundraising event today that benefits both animals and art.
ABINGDON, Va. — When Steve and Becky Wolf purchased their Meadowview farm in 2009, their goal was to develop the land into a self-supporting operation using sustainable, organic, and natural land management practices. Nearly a decade later, the farm flourishes with one acre of produce gardens, a 70-tree apple orchard, a blueberry patch, pawpaw trees, shiitake mushroom logs, and many wild berries and nuts, all of which is farmed organically without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.
To celebrate the life of the American farmer, National Agriculture Day was recognized throughout the country last month to help increase the public’s awareness of the role of agriculture in today’s society.
ABINGDON, Va. — Cancer, unfortunately, is a disease that Ryan Gobble knows well.
MEADOWVIEW, Va. — Participating in 4-H and FFA has made 16-year-old Carlee Taylor the person she is today. The Washington County youth, who’s earned the title of "cow whisperer" from her family and friends, was recognized earlier this month for her agricultural leadership in the community — and her amazing history with showing cattle.
GLADE SPRING, Va. — Artist Nancy Johnson uses her colorful, folk-art paintings to share her experiences growing up African-American in Southwest Virginia in the 1930s.
The winter show held this month featured 12 calves — three steers and nine heifers — shown by eight children.
ABINGDON, Va. — Every day Deni Peterson goes to work she is surrounded by containers of colorful dried flowers harvested from her summer garden. A workshop in her Abingdon farmhouse is the perfect place to settle in after a day’s work in the gardens.