Monthly Archives: November 2012

Round Bales of Hay For Sale

Round Bales of Hay for Sale.  Van Flora (540)263-0569  is selling 4 by 5 1/2 round bales of a fescue, orchard grass mix.  Please call Van Flora if interested in purchasing.  Quality can be for cows and horses.

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Farm for Lease in Franklin County, VA

Dairy Farm Lease Opportunity in Franklin County, VA.  Eddie Shelton local beef producer and retired dairy producer has a dairy farm off of Highway 40 between Glade Hill and Penhook on Buckscrape Rd for lease.  Great location.  The lease will include a house, multiple barns, parlor and 30 acres of pasture.  The newer barn includes roughly 120 bed freestall, older barn 96 bed freestall, with other barns for dry cows and heifers.  Parlor has ability to milk 9 cows at a time, 4 one side and 5 other side.  Crops can either be purchased from Eddie Shelton or from outside sources.  Current lease to expire in March.

If you know a young farmer or farmers looking to move to beautiful Franklin County, please have them contact Eddie Shelton at (540) 576-1223 – office phone or (540) 420 -3813 – cell.   I can also be contacted to answer any questions of anyone interested and will try to get pictures of the farm to view.

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Interested in Viticulture and the Wine Business? Beginning Farmer Opportunities Available at Attimo Winery~

Attimo Winery is pleased to announce the 2013 Scholar Vineyard Internship Program in conjunction with the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition. There will be up to 8 internship positions available in 2013. 

Internships that include pruning start March 15, 2013 and run until June 15, 2013.  Summer Internships start May 15 and run until August 15, and internships that include the grape harvest run from July 15 – October 15. Interns will be exposed to various aspects of the vineyard and winery business and will rotate through the following areas:

Vine Pruning and Vine Training.
Herbicide and Pesticide spray and spray management programs.
Fertilizer, temperature, and moisture control.
Grape maturation and techniques specific for production of high quality wine grapes.
Business development and vineyard finances.
Weekly lectures on whole farming practices and exposure to the entire winery/vineyard business as part of the Beginning Farmer program.

All applicants must be 18 or older (>21 preferred) and have reliable transportation and successfully complete the interview process.  In addition, internship credits can be obtained through horticulture programs at VT or Radford if currently enrolled. Commitment is flexible but ranges between 25 and 40 hours per week during the internship.

Benefits of Attimo Winery’s Internship program:
Paid stipend                                                                                                                                               Internships conducted by highly qualified Vineyard/Winery professionals in a formal setting.
Internships in Montgomery County Virginia (20 minutes from VT)
Provides hands-on experience / Resume builder
Provides an opportunity to experience the industry
Provides for diverse experiences for the intern
Provides the opportunity to apply classroom learning to practical situations
Provides the opportunity to prove the intern’s good work ethics, dedication to quality, and excellence

For more information and to apply, please send the following to Dr. Richard Obiso at


Current resume/CV
List of classes completed
Interviews begin January 15 – February 15, 2012. Please use email – do not call the winery.

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