Farm Life May 2020

May 2020 Among farm dogs, there is no passing of the proverbial torch. No ceremony to celebrate the end of one’s career and the start of another’s. No press release announcing changes. A younger dog just seamlessly replaces an older version of itself. This has been...

Farm Life March-April 2020

Sweet Spot Maple syrup production expands in Southwest Virginia March-April 2020 Maple syrup production has been an Alleghany Highlands tradition for generations, widely celebrated in its 62-year-old Highland County Maple Festival. But now sap lines are also flowing...

Farm Life November-December 2019

November-December 2019 For Farmers, Hemp Is the New Cash Crop “Mac” McConnell is 99 years old, was a Navy pilot during World War II, and a veteran investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who helped his wife run a school for...