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Agriculture Field Day returns Friday

After being closed to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm is reopening with its popular Agriculture Field Day.

“COVID highlighted the importance of agriculture to the world, and this field day is an opportunity to showcase how robust the industry is in Virginia,” said Dr. M. Ray McKinnie, dean of the College of Agriculture at VSU. “Nearly everything we eat and wear begins with agriculture, and while most people only think of farming, there are diverse sectors in the industry that positively impact our daily lives.”

The field day will be held on Friday, July 30 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the 416-acre research farm at 4415 River Road, Petersburg. Admission is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required for every participant. To register, visit, click on the event and then click on the registration link.

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