Virginia Farming

Welcome to Virginia Farming!

Historically, Virginia has always stood at the forefront of the American agriculture industry. The agriculture industry alone has an economic impact of $52 billion annually and provides more than 311,000 jobs throughout the Commonwealth. According to a recent UVA study, agriculture and forestry, have a combined economic impact of more than $70 billion dollars, making those two industries the largest in the state, even larger than the government and military. That's why WVPT’s Virginia Farming so vital to its viewers. In today’s ever changing economic landscape, farmers need to stay up to date on the latest ag trends, innovations and information. Consumers need to know where their food comes from and what it takes to get it to their tables.

Hosted by WVPT’s Amy Roscher, Virginia Farming is the Commonwealth’s only locally produced, weekly televised farming news series. Topics include: poultry, beef, dairy, crops, wine, seafood, timber, aquaculture, and farm safety as well as a myriad of other topics that affect farmers and consumers on a daily basis. Virginia Farming has been recognized with four top journalism awards from the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) for outstanding farm news communication, as well as a myriad of accolades and recognitions from industry experts.  

About Your Host, Amy Roscher

Amy was born and raised on a 170-acre dairy farm in Rockingham County, VA, milking 100 head of registered Holsteins. “Growing up on a farm instills a work ethic like no other. It doesn’t matter the time of day or night, when the cows get out, you get them in. When a cow is birthing, you’re there to help.” After she received a degree in journalism from Radford University, Amy focused her career on broadcasting, and since 1994, has been involved in some facet of television or video production. For four years Amy served as the Director for Virginia Farming. She's now in front of the camera to take over for veteran host, Jeff Ishee. “Being given the opportunity to produce and host Virginia Farming is an honor. My main focus is to continue to be of service to farmers and agribusinesses, to provide them with the news and insights they have come to rely on over the last 10 or more years. I also view it as a chance to educate consumers so they can fully understand where their food comes from, and what it takes to get it to their tables."

Where Can You Watch Virginia Farming?

WVPT - serving 40 counties in northwest VA, MD and Washington , DC
Fridays at 7:30pm, repeating Saturdays at Noon and Sundays at 11:00am

WBRA - Serving 29 counties in southwest VA, WV, and NC
Saturdays at 11:30am

WCVE - serving 18 counties in eastern VA
Sundays at 8:30am

WHTJ - serving 7 counties in central VA
Sundays at 8:30am

RFD-TV - serving the entire U.S.
Fridays at 3:30pm Eastern/2:30pm Central

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  • 10/21/16 - Making Maple Syrup
  • 10/28/16- Virginia Farming Reveals its "Face Lift"! 


(Click on the Topic/Guest to view the show) 

  Air Date Topic/Guest
  10/14/16 The Making of Bold Rock Hard Cider
  10/7/16 Mini Breeds and Their Popularity
  9/30/16 A Look at ARECs--VT's Ag Research and Extension Centers
  9/23/16 Silverback Distillery
  9/16/16 Southampton Ag & Forestry Museum
  9/9/16 Making Hickory Syrup
  9/2/16 Virginia Peanuts, Seed to Shelf
  8/26/16 Entomologist Rick Fell: bees and their critical role in pollination
  8/19/16 Logging and Farming with Draft Horses
  8/12/16 Loudoun County's Farmer Trading Cards
  8/5/16 The Menhaden Fishing Industry and Omega Protein in Reedville
  7/29/16 Virginia Tech's Dairy Science Complex
  7/22/16 Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary
  7/15/16  Creative Works Farm
  7/8/16 The Chesapeake Bay's Oyster Restoration Project
  7/1/16 A Visit to White Oak Lavender Farm
  6/24/16 Jerry's Gourmet Berries
  6/17/16 Alleghany Meats
  6/10/16  A Look at a Robotic Dairy Operation in Lexington
  6/3/16 Sharondale Mushroom Farm
  5/27/16 Gleaning Fields to Feed the Hungry
  5/20/16 Greenmount Grain Roasting
  5/13/16 Battlefield Farms-Nearly 50 acres of greenhouses producing annuals and perennials
  5/6/16 Equine Author, Tom Moates
  4/29/16 Broadfork Farm and Community Supported Agriculture
  4/22/16 Solar Powered Farms
  4/15/16 Using Lime as a Soil Amendment
  4/8/16 A Look at Virginia's Poultry Industry
  4/1/16 Making Maple Syrup in Highland Co.
  3/25/16 Pulaski Grow- how one business is feeding the community and educating youth
  3/18/16 Mountain Cluture Kombucha
  3/11/16 VSU's Freshwater Shrimp Program
  3/4/16 Ula Tortillas
  2/26/16 Audrey Levatino-Author, Woman-Powered Farm
  2/19/16 Silverback Distillery
  2/12/16 Blue Ridge Aquaculture
  1/29/16 Making Hickory Syrup at Falling Bark Farm
  1/22/16 Milton's Local: the "Meat Middle Man" for Virginia Restaurants and Groceries
  1/15/16 Virginia Vinegar Works
  1/8/16 The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Oyster Restoration Project
  1/1/16 Getting an Inside Look at the Poultry Industry
  12/18/15 Alleghany Meats - a new processing plant in Highland County
  12/11/15 A Visit to Sharondale Mushroom Farm
  12/4/15 Virginia Christmas Trees
  11/20/15 Virginia Tech's Dairy Science Complex
  11/6/15 Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum
  10/16/15 The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Oyster Restoration Project
  10/9/15 National 4-H Week
  10/2/15 VDACS' Dr. Broaddus and the importance of biosecurity in the poultry industry
  9/18/15 Society Of At. Andrew - Gleaning our Fields and Feeding the Hungry
  9/11/15 White Oak Lavender Farm
  9/4/15 VSU's Freshwater Shrimp Program
  8/28/15 Virginia Produce Company and Rockingham Co. Fair Highlights!
  8/14/15 The Catawba Sustainability Center
  8/7/15 Shirley Plantation
  7/10/15 Equine Author, Tom Moates
  7/3/15 Pulaski Grow - providing locally grown food while preparing youth for the business world
  6/26/15 K Preston, AITC's National Teacher of the Year
  6/19/15 Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary
  6/12/15 Virginia Horse Center
  6/5/15 The Volunteer Farm in Woodstock
  5/29/15 Mary Rapoport - All things Eggs, including a new recipe contest!
  5/22/15 Wings of Hope Ranch - Rescued horses used in therapy
  5/15/15 Virginia Author Audrey Levatino and her book,
"Woman-Powered Farm"
  5/8/15 Frazier Quarry - AgLime and its uses
  5/1/15 Milton's Local - the "Meat Middle Man" for Restaurants and Groceries
  4/24/15 VDACS Dr. Broaddus - Avian Flu & Biosecrutiy for Poultry
  4/3/15 Carolyn's Garden - a unique nursery on the outskirts of Richmond
  3/27/15 VDACS Commissioner Sandy Adams on the state of Virginia agriculture
  3/20/15 Broadfork Farm and Community Supported Agriculture
  3/13/15 Tellus Agronomics - how drones are helping farmers get more bang for their buck
  3/6/15 Jason Amatucci discusses the benefits of growing hemp in Virginia
  2/20/15 Martha Boneta with new legislation to protect small farmers
  2/13/15 Mountain Culture Kombucha
  2/6/15 Restoring Plains Mill
  1/30/15 Shenandoah Spice Company
  1/23/15 Virginia Vinegar Works
  12/19/14 Getting an Inside Look at the Poultry Industry
  12/12/15 Getting the "Dish" on Eggs for the Holidays with Mary Rapoport
  12/5/14 Virginia Christmas Trees with Dave Thomas
  11/21/14 Va. Corn & Small Grain Specialist Wade Thomason talks about GMOs
  11/14/14 Making Hickory Syrup with Falling Bark Farm
  11/7/14 The MenhadenFfishing Industry and Omega Protein in Reedville
  10/31/14 Cooperative Extension
  10/24/14 Quail and Woodland Habitat Recovery  
  10/17/14 Jason Rutledge - Farming and logging with draft horses
  10/10/14 National 4-H Week - the possibilities 4-H provides for our youth
  10/3/14 Forrest Pritchard - his book and saving the family farm
  9/26/14 Taking a look at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington
  9/19/14 State of Ag in the Commonwealth- interviews with Governor Terry McAuliffe, Ag Secretary Todd Haymore, and CBF President Will Baker
  9/12/14 Winter Grazing - it's working for NC farmers!
  9/5/14 Eastern BioPlastics - creating plastic resins from poultry feathers
  8/29/14 Taking a look at quilting: a rural way of life
  8/22/14 Virginia Hops Harvest at Avalon Farms
  8/15/14 Bold Rock Hard Cider
  8/9/14 Route 11 Potato Chips
  8/1/14 Conserving the hallowed grounds of Virginia Civil War Battlefields
  7/25/14 Va. Wine Expert Tony Wolf talks about grapes and the wine industry
  7/18/14 Valley Conservation Council- helping conserve agricultural land
  7/11/14 Wings of Hope Ranch - turning rescued horses into therapy animals
  7/4/14 New Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Building
  6/27/14 Carolyn's Garden - a unique nursery in Hanover County
  6/13/14 The importance of pollination with Entomologist Rick Fell
  6/6/14 Tellus Agronomics - using drones to improve farmer's bottom lines
  5/30/14 Farm Credit of the Virginias' Knowledge Center
  5/23/14 100th Anniversary of Cooperative Extension
  4/25/14 JMU's "The Farm Course"
  4/18/14 Camp Light - a new camp for disabled children that includes agricultural practices
  4/11/14 Shenandoah Valley Organic Poultry
  4/4/14 Agriculture Education
  3/28/14 Route 11 Potato Chips
  3/21/14 Jason Carter talks about the new Virginia Cattlemen's Convention
  3/14/14 Oyster Preservation on the Great Wicomico
  3/7/14 Livestock Exclusion Management
  2/28/14 Libby Norris - Farmers to the Bay
  2/21/14 Travis Burns - Award-winning Farrier
  2/14/14 National FFA President Brian Walsh
  2/7/14 Are you properly insured? Steve Purdy with Farm Family Insurance
  1/31/14 Talking Turkey with Va. Poultry Federation President Hobey Bauhan
  1/24/14 Martha Boneta & Trey Davis discuss new legislation to protect small farmers
  1/17/14 Plains Mill Restoration with Zach Grandle
  1/10/14 Virginia Hops Harvest


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