Using Market Maker to Connect Virginia Meat Producers and Processors

Using Market Maker to Connect Virginia Meat Producers and Processors

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Projects | No Comments

The Situation: Selling directly to consumers has helped farmers capture more of the value chain. To do this successfully with livestock, farmers need to know where the closest and most economical slaughter facility is located. The extension publication “An Inventory of Beef Slaughter & Processing Facilities for Virginia Direct Markers of Beef” needs to be updated […]

Becoming Agents of Change: A Facilitated Guide to Creative Collaboration

Becoming Agents of Change: A Facilitated Guide to Creative Collaboration

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Projects | No Comments

To kick off the Fall 2014 Kohl Centre class students attended a two day intensive training session titled “Becoming Agents of Change: A Facilitated Guide to Creative Collaboration.” Students learned concepts and skills related to facilitation, team work, successful meetings, how to work with different personality types, and logic models which will equip them with the […]

Farm Equipment Safety on Public Roads

Farm Equipment Safety on Public Roads

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Projects, Uncategorized | No Comments

            By Sheldon Waldron, Ashley Pickett and Dr. Kimberly L. Morgan One in 50 accidents involving a tractor is fatal and quite often the non-farm vehicle operator is cited. Farm equipment travels at a maximum of 30 mph, typically slower, and can be much larger than they appear. This season, drive […]

So You Want to Host an AgCache?

So You Want to Host an AgCache?

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Projects | No Comments

        AgCache: An Innovative Marketing Tool for your Agribusiness By E. French Price, Kathryn Baugh, Kathryn D. White and Dr. Kimberly L. Morgan What is an AgCache? An AgCache is a unique spin on a popular outdoor past time called GeoCaching. GeoCaching is a high tech treasure-hunting experience using GPS. Seekers will […]

Student Sheldon Waldron spoke at the Virginia Institute on Cooperative Education

Student Sheldon Waldron spoke at the Virginia Institute on Cooperative Education

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Projects | No Comments

      Student Sheldon Waldron shared his family’s experience as members of the Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative with 42 high school students at the 2014 Virginia Institute on Cooperative Education hosted by the Virginia Cooperative Council at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, VA. Other Kohl Center students attended the conference as volunteers. Each spring, […]