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Blue Ridge PRISM 2021 Fall Rappahannock County Park Field Day

The in-person field session held at Rappahannock County Park in Washington, Virginia will cover the identification of common invasive plants and demonstrate manual and chemical control techniques. Specific topics include herbicide safety, using hand tools and power tools safely, and identification of specific invasive shrubs and vines. Space for this event is limited to 35 attendees.

Solar-Powered Water Pumping Systems for Livestock

Join Virginia Forage and Grassland Council for an in-person and hands-on workshop focused on water pumping systems for livestock. October 21 and 22, 2021 at Shenandoah Valley AREC – McCormick Farm, 128 McCormick Farm Circle, Raphine, Virginia. Participants will learn the principles and applications of solar-electric water pumping. The primary focus will be on solar-powered water pumping systems, however, some other alternatives will be discussed too. Learn more about these systems, some considerations for their use, and hear farmer experiences.

Poultry Processing Education and Training Session

Poultry processing is the term used by the poultry industry to describe the conversion of live poultry into raw poultry products fit for human consumption. Attendees to this workshop will learn about the equipment necessary for poultry processing and about American Farmland Trust's low cost portable processing equipment rental program.