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VIRGINIA IS FOR FARMERS: AGRICULTURE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, THEN AND NOW

July 8- August 18, 2022

Virginia is for Farmers:  Agriculture in Southwest Virginia, Then and Now explores pre-settler agriculture in southwestern Virginia, Blacksburg area farms in the 18th and 19th Centuries, the birth of the Future Farmers of America at Virginia Tech in the early 20th Century, and brings us to our present-day local farmers’ market and Blacksburg’s neighborhood gardens. The exhibit includes agricultural tools from the late-19th and early 20th century, adapted farm tools for farmers with disabilities, Future Farmers of America and Virginia historical items, maps, photos, and interviews