Virginia Evergreen Winter 2018

Volume 8, Issue 1

Winter 2018

Inside this Issue: Respond to Census of Ag − 2 From the President – 3 MANTS Volunteers ‒ 3 Governor Tree/ Wreath Presentation Photos ‒ 5 Social Media Key to Promotion Campaign ‒ 7 New ‘Farm Use’ Laws ‒ 9 VCTGA@ State Fair – 10 No Cancer Link to Monsanto Weedkiller − 11 Bettina Ring New Secretary of Ag/Forestry – 11 WOTUS ‒ 12 Virginia Ag Economic Impact ‒ 12 Permit Fees Dues ‒ 13 Boxwood Blight Update – 13 Bees & Polllinators – 15 VCTGA Strategic Plan 2020 – 16 Tree Promotion Board – 18 Advertisers Alpha Nurseries ‒ 4 Bosch’s Countryview Nursery – 6 Tim Mitchell’s Yule Stand System ‒ 6 Tree Teck ‒ 15 Farm Credit ‒ 17 Riverside Enterprises ‒ 19 Kelco ‒ 19 VA Conservation Assistance Program – 19 Wagoner’s Fraser Knoll ‒ 24

SAVE THE DATE! August 9-11, 2018, VCTGA Annual Conference (l-r) Henry Houston, Rainey Houston, Samuel Houston, Catherine Houston, John Paul Houston, John Houston (with wreath), Basil Gooden, Secretary of Ag & Forestry; Governor Terry McAuliffe; Mellissa Goodman, Rodney Richardson, Sandy Adams, Commissioner of Ag; Betinna Ring, State Forester.

Free National Marketing Promotional Signs, Banners and Facebook posts See pages 9, 10, 18

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