Surry County to be featured on Real Virginia program
Published 7:53 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2023
This December, Virginia Farm Bureau’s Real Virginia television program will highlight Surry County as part of its County Close-up segment.
Each month, the feature focuses on a different Virginia county and provides an in-depth look at the area from an agricultural perspective, according to a VFB news release.
Burke Moeller, video producer for Farm Bureau, will interview local farmers and others to explore the role agriculture plays in the county, which sectors are most prevalent and how the industry is changing.
The most recent Census of Agriculture, conducted in 2017, found Surry County had a total of 111 farms on 42,062 acres, and the market value of all agricultural products sold that year was more than $23 million. Major crop plantings include soybeans, corn, wheat, cotton, hay and forage, and livestock raised in the county includes cattle, hogs, goats, sheep, poultry and other animals.
Real Virginia focuses on Virginia agriculture with a consumer audience in mind. The program airs nationwide at 3:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month on RFD-TV on Dish Network and DirecTV, and on selected cable outlets around the state. It airs weekly on WBRA digital channel 15.2, WHRO Norfolk, WVVA Bluefield and WTKR Norfolk, and on the first and third weekends of each month on WVIR Charlottesville, WSVF Harrisonburg, WRLH Richmond and WSLS Roanoke.
Watch Real Virginia anytime online at youtube.com/user/VirginiaFarmBureau.