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December 3, 2019

Steve grew up on a Holstein dairy in Rockwell, NC located in north central Cabarrus County in the Piedmont region; George Pless and Sons Dairy   His grandfather, the family patriarch who is now 91 years old started the dairy which has evolved as new technologies have b...

August 4, 2019

On Saturday, August 3th, the Virginia Holstein Summer show was held at the Rockingham County fairgrounds in Harrisonburg.  Judge Matt Hawbaker from Interstate heifer care in Clear Spring, Maryland placed over 60 head exhibited by both junior and adult Holstein members....

June 6, 2019

Charles Franklin Smith (also known as Chot, Charlie, and Pop), 94 passed away on June 4, 2019 at his home, Cool Lawn Farm, Remington. He was born on December 5, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up on My Lady’s Manor Farm, Monkton, MD a son of Ross E. Smith and Minn...

May 8, 2019

Obituary for William David Hughes

William David “Bill” Hughes, 85, of Mount Solon, died Monday (April 29, 2019) in his home. 

Born November 20, 1933 in Lyons, N.Y., he was a son of Hugh Merrill Hughes and Mildred (Wilkins) Hughes.  He was a U. S. Army veteran and a lif...

April 19, 2019

On Saturday, April 6, just shy of 50 animals paraded across the shavings at the 2019 Virginia Spring Show at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg. Judge Tammie Stiles from Woodstock, Virginia met with the juniors before they started showing and fitting cla...

March 21, 2019

Nolandia Farm, one of 13 dairies in Fauquier county. The farm name came from Kraig’s grandfather, George Noland who milked cows from the 1950s to 2006. As a youth, Kraig had always worked around the farm and was involved in showing through 4-H. In 2013, Kraig graduated...

December 2, 2018

allThe Henry Clay Inn in Ashland was the location of this year’s annual meeting. Roger Miller welcomed everyone and committee reports were shared with the group.  The junior members had their membership meeting at the same time.  Then, everyone gathered together to lea...

May 1, 2018

As breeders celebrate our favorite cow families this month, it is fitting to feature a dedicated farm family that has been breeding, milking and marketing cows for five generations.

Jennings Gap Dairy, the Swope family is an active dairy farm family located in Churchvil...

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