Eighth annual Agriculture Literacy Week

Published 12:58 pm Thursday, May 3, 2018

Buckingham County Farm Bureau and Buckingham County Middle School FFA were thrilled to partner with Agriculture in the Classroom to celebrate the eighth annual Agriculture Literacy Week, March 6-10. During this week, volunteers from across the state participated by serving as guest readers in preschool through third grade classrooms where they read Agriculture in the Classroom’s 2018 Book of the Year, “These Bees Count” by Alison Formento. Each classroom had middle school students conduct several reading comprehension activities to extend the lesson and reinforce the covered agricultural concepts. This week is routinely recognized by special proclamation from the governor and offers students a fun and educational opportunity to learn more about farming and the source of their food. Additionally, the event connects teachers and schools to resources in their community. Past readers have included the first lady of Virginia, Virginia’s Secretary of Agriculture, and many more dedicated members of the agriculture community.

Spring plant sale is now in bloom at the Buckingham County High School Greenhouse. Annual flowers and vegetables are available. The greenhouse is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. through May 15. Contact Casey Davis at (434) 969-6100 ext. 102 for more information.

A free estate planning seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 15, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Randolph Volunteer Fire Dept., 2145 Cumberland Road, Farmville, presented by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. From this simple, comprehensive presentation, learn how to: retain control of your assets; avoid probate and minimize taxes in wealth and business transfer; make provisions for your surviving spouse; keep your affairs private and out of court; protect your estate from creditors, predators and disgruntled family members; conserve your assets from catastrophic illness; and understand wills, revocable living trusts and limited liability companies. Featured speakers include: James P. Seidl, Business, Estate and Tax Planning Attorney of James P. Seidl Law Offices, PC; Thomas I. Hill, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner®, of Hill & Davis, CPA, PC; and David R. Wise, Buckingham Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist of DavidWise.com Insurance, LLC. You will receive free planning materials, free opportunity to speak with featured speakers and free follow-up consultation. Refreshments will be served and seating is limited. Register by May 11 by calling Dana Plumley at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Cumberland office in Cumberland at (804) 492-4390.

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The Historic Village at Lee Wayside is now open on the weekends for tours. On May 12, it will host MAYFEST, a countywide celebration of Buckingham County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Features include live music, buggy rides, great food, vendors, state parks, Friends of the Library’s basket raffle, kid’s area and much more. Contact marthalouis60@gmail.com for more information.

The next meeting of the Curdsville Community Center will be Monday at 6:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Spencer Adams. His topic will be on the various collections he and his late wife accrued over many years. Adams will bring some interesting examples for show and tell. Everyone is invited, bring a favorite covered dish or dessert. The Center is located at 122 School Road, Route 633 just off U.S. Route 15.

Spreading God’s Gifts will have a fish fry Friday at Mulberry Grove Baptist Church beginning at 5 p.m. Come out and enjoy a delicious meal and singing by Diane Britton. The church is located on Route 649. For more information, call (434) 983-2269.

Cedar Baptist Church, 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn, would like to invite everyone to their spring Revival beginning Monday through Friday with the Rev. Jerry Gray from Iva, South Carolina as their guest speaker. Services will begin each night at 7 p.m.

Sherri Wise can be reached at wise.buckingham@gmail.com or (434) 983-1393.

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