Va. State Fair to Put More Focus on Agriculture - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Va. State Fair to Put More Focus on Agriculture

Posted:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- The State Fair of Virginia's organizers plan to increase the event's focus on agriculture.

The 10-day fair begins Friday under a new ownership structure.

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is now the fair's sole operator. It previously owned 50% of the fair, and bought the remaining shares earlier this year.

Farm bureau spokesman Greg Hicks said that new events include an educational display that teaches children how to raise crops and a guided tour of livestock competitions.

Hicks says organizers expects 200,000 to 250,000 visits during the fair. That would be an increase from an estimated 160,000 visits during the 2012 fair.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • $10 Million Grant to Study STDs

    $10 Million Grant to Study STDs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:29:38 GMT
    The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine have received a $10.7 million grant over five years to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases.More
    The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine have received a $10.7 million grant over five years to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases.More
  • Cause of Hebron Church Fire Still Unknown

    Cause of Hebron Church Fire Still Unknown

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:25:28 GMT
    The cause of the fire that destroyed St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Hebron last week is still unknown.More
    The cause of the fire that destroyed St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Hebron last week is still unknown. More
  • Park Service Reduces Assateague Horse Herd to 100

    Park Service Reduces Assateague Horse Herd to 100

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:13:10 GMT
    Technically speaking, horses are as foreign to the sands of Assateague Island as phragmites, the reedy marsh plant that covers hundreds of the barrier island's acres.The National Park Service accuses both invaders - calling them out on an agency website from among a host of invasive species on Assateague - of inflicting "significant impact" on native plants and animals.More
    Technically speaking, horses are as foreign to the sands of Assateague Island as phragmites, the reedy marsh plant that covers hundreds of the barrier island's acres.The National Park Service accuses both invaders - calling them out on an agency website from among a host of invasive species on Assateague - of inflicting "significant impact" on native plants and animals.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Youth Charged with Arson, Attempted Murder

    Youth Charged with Arson, Attempted Murder

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:43:32 GMT
    Fire officials say a 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and arson in a house fire in Woodbridge.More
    Fire officials say a 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and arson in a house fire in Woodbridge.More
  • Man Dies in Boating Accident off Ocean City Coast

    Man Dies in Boating Accident off Ocean City Coast

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:09:01 GMT
    A man died 60 miles off the coast of Ocean City on Saturday morning after a propeller on a charter fishing boat struck his head, according to the Coast Guard.More
    A man died 60 miles off the coast of Ocean City on Saturday morning after a propeller on a charter fishing boat struck his head, according to the Coast Guard.More
  • Turning Heartbreak into Action

    Turning Heartbreak into Action

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:03:48 GMT
    November 23, 2011 is a date that will forever follow Nils Mulford, and the rest of his family. On that day, he lost his daughter to a car accident in the Seaford area. He didn't know it then, but that tragedy would be a call to action, all in the name of preventing future heartbreak for other families. Just south of Seaford, where Ockels Road and Airport Road meet Route 13, sits a memorial for Alexis Brielle Mulford. When she was just 16-years old, she lost her life in a tragic car accident.More
    November 23, 2011 is a date that will forever follow Nils Mulford, and the rest of his family. On that day, he lost his daughter to a car accident in the Seaford area. He didn't know it then, but that tragedy would be a call to action, all in the name of preventing future heartbreak for other families. Just south of Seaford, where Ockels Road and Airport Road meet Route 13, sits a memorial for Alexis Brielle Mulford. When she was just 16-years old, she lost her life in a tragic car accident.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service