U.S. Virgin Islands teens and young adults interested in agricultural entrepreneurship are invited to apply to join a unique weekend retreat co-sponsored by the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) School of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service.
Among the 69,000 + young people, the Virgin Islands had a contingent of 18 FFA students, six chaperones, stand-alone alumni member Kirk Lewis, and Assistant Commissioner from the V.I. Department of Education Victor Somme III.
The no-cost series features experts in the lending industry, federal government, community partners and stakeholders. The series is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at the Great Hall on Albert A. Sheen Campus
Congresswoman Tracy Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means, Budget and Agriculture Committees, released the following statement after chairing a Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research (BHR) hearing entitled “An Examination of the USDA Hemp Production Program.
Over Memorial Day weekend, Congresswoman Plaskett, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, hosted her congressional colleagues, Agriculture Committee Vice Chair Alma Adams of N.C.’s 12th District and Congressman Salud Carbajal of California’s 24th District.
In response to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in pigs in the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 2021, every effort is being made to keep the disease out of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States.
These projects include rehabilitating dams, flood prevention and watershed restoration projects, and they are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Since 1999 the Virgin Islands Source – the only online newspaper of general circulation in the U.S. Virgin Islands – has been providing the community with reliable, accurate and balanced local journalism.