Kohl Centre students help kick off Virginia Market Maker

Using Market Maker to Connect Virginia Meat Producers and Processors

Date posted: July 29, 2015

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 […]

Fall 2014 Kohl Centre Students and Faculty Facilitators

Becoming Agents of Change: A Facilitated Guide to Creative Collaboration

Date posted: August 22, 2014

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 […]

Half the road is not enough

Farm Equipment Safety on Public Roads

Date posted: May 8, 2014

            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 […]

Ag Cache

So You Want to Host an AgCache?

Date posted: May 8, 2014

        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 […]

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Student Sheldon Waldron spoke at the Virginia Institute on Cooperative Education

Date posted: May 7, 2014

      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, […]

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Students attended the 2014 Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade

Date posted: May 7, 2014

Kohl Centre students French Price and Katie Baugh along with Dr. Kim Morgan attended the 2014 Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade in Richmond, VA. Katie was interviewed for a Virginia Tech news article at the Conference. To view some of the presentations from the Conference visit the Farm Business Management Update at https://news.cals.vt.edu/fbm-update/2014/04/07/virginia-governors-conference-on-agricultural-trade-presentations/.

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Kohl Centre students attend the 2014 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum: The Changing Face of Agriculture

Date posted: May 7, 2014