The initiative continues a decades-long relationship between the university and the Henry family and involves the use and management of livestock and agricultural resources located on the family estate in LaGrange, Frederiksted, St. Croix.
Students from the St. Thomas-St. John Seventh-day Adventist School Trail Blazers Future Farmers of America organization have received a vertical planter growing system. This was one of seven vertical planter systems complete with wheels for easy mobility, given to residents of the Celestino White Senior Residence Facility.
U.S. Virgin Islands teens and young adults interested in agricultural entrepreneurship are invited to apply to join a unique weekend retreat co-sponsored by the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) School of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service.
The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 735,000 student members as part of 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Among the 69,000 + young people, the Virgin Islands had a contingent of 18 FFA students, six chaperones, stand-alone alumni member Kirk Lewis, and Assistant Commissioner from the V.I. Department of Education Victor Somme III.
The no-cost series features experts in the lending industry, federal government, community partners and stakeholders. The series is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at the Great Hall on Albert A. Sheen Campus
Congresswoman Tracy Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means, Budget and Agriculture Committees, released the following statement after chairing a Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research (BHR) hearing entitled “An Examination of the USDA Hemp Production Program.
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