Fauquier County Farm Bureau

Fauquier County Farm Bureau Fauquier County Farm Bureau is a non profit organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Operating as usual

08/22/2021

Apple season is here! Did you know there used to be thousands of kinds of apples grown in the United States!? While many are lost, you can still find some of these varieties grown today!

In Virginia, most apple production is located in the western counties stretching from Wi******er (Frederick Co.) in the north, to the tier of counties along the North Carolina border. Much acreage is devoted to processing production, especially in the northern counties; elsewhere in the state, fresh production predominates. The five leading varieties are Red Delicious, York, Golden Delicious, Rome and Fuji.

Support Virginia agriculture this fall by looking for #VirginiaGrown apples 🍎🍏🍎

Timeline Photos
08/19/2021

Timeline Photos

VDACS and Virginia Cooperative Extension announce the dates & locations for the 2021 Pesticide Collection Program. This program collects unwanted, expired or banned pesticides & safely disposes of them. Farmers, pesticide dealers, pest control firms, certified applicators, homeowners and golf course operators are encouraged to participate https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/pesticide-collection-brochure.pdf

05/20/2021

FARM TOUR NEXT SATURDAY 5/29!
Please join us for a Farm Tour next Saturday 5/29, 9am-12pm!
Part of our mission is to give you opportunities to learn about how your food is raised and opportunities to enjoy the beauty of our farm and happy animals! We want to know you, you to know us, and you to know how we are raising your food!

This is a great opportunity to do that!

Only 40 slots for adults, so this will not be a huge crowd--lots of opportunity to see up close, and hands on, meet all our great staff, and hit us with questions!

Also, only 40 spots, so please get your tickets soon!

You can get those here: https://whiffletreefarmva.com/store/farm-tours

I, Jesse, will be leading the tour. And I will be joined by our awesome staff who lead on their given enterprises--Carmen on the baby chicks, Kathryn and John-Paul on the meat chickens in the pasture, Owen on the laying hens, Ben on the cattle!

Things that we will do and learn about on the tour:
--see the 2000 laying hens, and learn about how we keep them safe, and keep them on fresh pasture. We will get as nerdy as you want on any of the details!

--see and hold the baby chicks in the brooder! Learn about how we mother these little cute puff balls until they are hardy enough to go to pasture!

--see and learn about the meat chickens on pasture, and how we keep them safe, on fresh pasture, and generally happy!

--see and learn about the beef cattle. Getting to watch them move to fresh pasture is a beautiful site! Exploring their cow pies and the grasses to learn about the animals and land!

--If you want to know anything about our business model, we will share!

--You will have time to check out the Farm Store as you like.

--You are welcome to bring a picnic and eat down by the stream! My favorite spot!

I hope you will join us! It will be a lot of fun and very informative, especially with the whole Whiffletree gang there!

And please feel free to ask any of us about how we got into farming or any of those fun stories!

Tickets are $25 per adult. 17 and younger are free.

I hope you will join us!

Jesse Straight

03/23/2021

Celebrating Virginia's farmers today and every day! Happy National Ag Day! #AgDay21

Virginia Farm Bureau Member Benefits
12/10/2020

Virginia Farm Bureau Member Benefits

Pick up all your holiday goodies in style and save up to 30% on your next Avis or Budget rental! Find out more, by visiting https://www.vafb.com/membership-at-work/benefits/budget-rental-car or book your reservation now by calling 1-800-527-0700. #FBPays

*Budget & Avis discount rates may vary between 10 and 30 percent, depending on time of year, availability and other factors. The Farm Bureau Budget/Avis discount may NOT be stacked with other Budget/Avis corporate or membership discounts.

Virginia FFA
11/04/2020

Virginia FFA

Our first farmer we would like to highlight on our Thank a Farmer campaign is Mr. Kraig Smith!

Hello Virginia FFA, my name is Kraig Smith. I am a proud alumni member of the C.L. Payne FFA chapter and the current owner/operator of Nolandia Farm in Catlett, Virginia. Currently I milk around 50 registered Holstein cows. I grow all the feed for the cattle in addition to wheat and soybeans. Growing up, I was very involved in agriculture through my family’s dairy farm, so FFA was a natural fit in high school. I served in multiple officer positions and competed in several CDEs including forestry field day and dairy handlers. My experiences in FFA prepared me for my career by providing me leadership opportunities and hands on agriculture experiences through my supervised agricultural experiences and networking opportunities to interact with other FFA members and industry professionals throughout Virginia. If I could give any advice to FFA members now, I would say to take advantage of all the opportunities given to you. There are so many possibilities in the FFA and your time in this great organization flies by too quickly. You are the future of agriculture and we need young, enthusiastic, individuals in the industry now more than ever. Thank you!

We would like to thank Mr. Smith for meeting with us and for his part in feeding America. Thank you! #thankafarmer

Fauquier High School Agriculture
11/03/2020

Fauquier High School Agriculture

Thanks to the Fauquier Farm Bureau we have begun raising laying hens in our school hatchery!
Fauquier County Farm Bureau
Check us out @https://www.fauquierhsag.com/poultry.html

Virginia Farm Bureau Member Benefits
10/28/2020

Virginia Farm Bureau Member Benefits

Happy HoliDeals Week is almost here for Virginia Farm Bureau Members! Skip the long lines, purchase early, avoid late delivery, and shop safe with online discounts that’ll save you big bucks. Celebrate the season with deals from big brands like Lenovo®, Cinemark, and shopDisney.com. Plus, enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card and more each day! Go to https://tinyurl.com/yy9mk6sz for more information.
Holiday deals and games begin November 9th at https://memberdealsplus.accessdevelopment.com/ sign up or sign in.

08/18/2020
Fauquier County Agricultural Close-up

Fauquier County Agricultural Close-up

Fauquier County is near the heart of Northern Virginia’s suburban sprawl. In our latest County Agricultural Close-up Burke Moeller explores how agriculture c...

Washington State Department of Agriculture
07/25/2020

Washington State Department of Agriculture

UPDATED to reflect new reporting instructions! https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/news-releases?article=31411

Today we received reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. The seeds are sent in packages usually stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.

Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:

1) DO NOT plant them and if they are in sealed packaging (as in the photo below) don't open the sealed package.

2) This is known as agricultural smuggling. Report it to USDA. Information in our latest press release on how to report: https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/news-releases?article=31411

05/20/2020
Tasty

Tasty

Asparagus 101
Thanks to:
Instagram: @shayonionmyers TikTok: @shaythefarmkid

05/06/2020
Stronger Together

Stronger Together

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Be sure to head on over the Federation page to follow #TakeoverTuesday
05/05/2020

Be sure to head on over the Federation page to follow #TakeoverTuesday

Good #TakeoverTuesday Morning! I’m Becky Szarzynski from Mountain Glen Farm, and I’m so excited about getting the opportunity to share with everyone a glimpse at what my father and I do at MGF!

My dad, Glenn, and I own and operate Mountain Glen Farm in Rockbridge County. We raise a breed of cattle called South Polls on our 390 acres, using intensive rotational grazing management practices. Our girls thrive on grass/forage only, which allows them to efficiently and optimally graze and utilize our planted summer annuals, native warm-season grasses, and perennial native cool-season pastures. The South Poll breed is known for excelling and finishing on forage only, handling our hot and humid summers and having high fertility and longevity. With the help of South Poll genetics and our regenerative farming mindset, we hope to continue to cultivate and improve our soil health, water quality, animal performance, and our mental, physical, and spiritual health. The health of our farm’s ecosystem is a top priority for us because the wellness of our lands directly support and nourish our families and local communities. #StillFarming

By becoming a member you have access to Farm Bureau Bank!
04/22/2020

By becoming a member you have access to Farm Bureau Bank!

Our goal is to offer the best online banking experience for our customers. With that said, we are excited to launch our newly designed farmbureau.bank on May 5, 2020 which will feature a new, sleek design with enhanced banking content and improved functionality! #MarkYourCalendars #DOTbank

04/15/2020
Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance

Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance

Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company hopes that this message finds you healthy and safe. Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and reduced driving habits, we are offering our personal lines auto policyholders a credit equal to 20% of their April and May premiums, pending regulatory approval.

This account credit will automatically be applied to a future installment for policies in force as of April 1, 2020, so no action is required on your part.

If you are experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19, we have payment options available to support you. Please call our toll-free number at 888-236-7716 to speak with a service representative for more information about alternate payment solutions.

For 70 years, we’ve been serving the insurance needs of families, farms and small businesses across Virginia. Our 200 agents remain ready and committed to providing you with service and solutions during this difficult time. Rest assured, we will get through this together!

As always, we appreciate your business, membership, and support. Be well, stay safe, and take care.

*Restricted Access to Office - No Visitors Allowed*Virginia Farm Bureau® remains committed to providing you with superio...
03/20/2020

*Restricted Access to Office - No Visitors Allowed*
Virginia Farm Bureau® remains committed to providing you with superior service during this unprecedented time. We take the safety and health of our policyholders, members, and staff very seriously, which is why we are restricting access to our offices in response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
However, we encourage you to contact our office by phone or email during this time. 540-347-3172 or [email protected]
You may also utilize our 24/7 phone and online resources to pay your bill, file claims, request policy changes, and more.
If you haven’t already, create an account to get started https://www.vafb.com/register
 Need to file a claim? 800-452-7714
 Need to call in a payment? 888-236-7716
 Need to make a change to your policy? 888-236-7716
The safety and well-being of our members and our people is our top priority. Our goal is to support our communities through these challenging times.

Looking for online learning activities for your kiddos? Our friends at Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom are posting...
03/19/2020

Looking for online learning activities for your kiddos? Our friends at Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom are posting curriculum-based activities three times a week including:

- Read-aloud books with extension activities
- Demonstration labs with companion resources
- Ideas for labs that families can complete at home
- Materials that correlate with SOLs, mainly K-8

Check out their page and watch out for their newest video at 1 p.m. today.

UPDATE: We are having technical difficulties. The new video will be posted ASAP. Turn on your notifications!

Join us today for #thinkerthursday! 🌾🐝🌻

Today we will be planting seeds! Topics will include:

-Different types of seeds/anatomy
-Germination
-Plant life cycle
-Seedling care

Supplemental activities and worksheets can be easily found in our Google folder. Please fill out this survey to gain access:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qqnlQQauP0M3-N0a8XEog1w7LQeKLjxhDDTib2eeNU4/viewform?chromeless=1&edit_requested=true

Having trouble? Email [email protected] with questions!

10 Reasons Your Child Should Join FFA or 4-H
02/10/2020
10 Reasons Your Child Should Join FFA or 4-H

10 Reasons Your Child Should Join FFA or 4-H

It’s hard to imagine growing up on a farm without being in 4-H or FFA. Although there was no FFA in my high school in Ann Arbor, Mich., my siblings and I were active members of 4-H. Both organizations are important.

Thatsfarming.com
01/15/2020

Thatsfarming.com

Never underestimate the power of baling twine!

📸 Ian Handcock

Mountain Lake Cattle Co. LLC
01/06/2020

Mountain Lake Cattle Co. LLC

Ag 101
01/01/2020

Ag 101

A new decade ahead!

Merry Christmas!
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas!

Virginia Farm Bureau Member Benefits
12/09/2019

Virginia Farm Bureau Member Benefits

Farm Bureau and Case IH know that during the cold winter months you need machinery that works as hard as you do. By using your Virginia Farm Bureau discount, you can receive $300-$500 off your next dependable Case IH purchase. To download your discount certificate, visit https://www.vafb.com/membership-at-work/membership/benefits/home-and-business-advantage

Combine the Virginia Farm Bureau incentive with other discounts, promotions, rebates or available offers. #FBPays

Check out this years products! These make great gifts! 🎁
11/20/2019

Check out this years products!
These make great gifts! 🎁

11/18/2019

Our milking cow went for a field trip! 🚌
Kettle Run FFA held Food For America where local elementary students learned about agriculture. 🚜🐄🐎🐖🐓🦙🐑🦃🌾
#kettlerunffa #foodforamerica #KRHS #agricultureeducation
@krhsffa

Address

516 Fauquier Rd
Warrenton, VA
20186

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(540) 347-3172

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Welcome!

Incorporated June 6th, 1953, the Fauquier County Farm Bureau has been in existence well before that. Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has been serving our Membership for over 90 Years in the great Commonwealth of Virginia. Our current slate of Officers and Directors for the Fauquier County Farm Bureau include:

PRESIDENT : Tim Mize

VICE PRESIDENT : James Messick

SECRETARY : Jacob Grove

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