Join Us for the 2016 Virginia Farm-to-Table Conference: Cultivating Healthy Farms and Resilient Communities!

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Virginia Cooperative Extension, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Agua Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Virginia Food System Council, Blue Ridge Community College, Virginia Foundation for Agricultural Innovation and Rural Sustainability (VAFAIRS), Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (VDACS) Virginia Grown, Farm Credit of the Virginias’ Knowledge Center, Chesapeake Foodshed Network, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, Virginia Division of Energy, T & E Meats, Frazier Quarry, Rockingham Group, Allegheny Mountain Institute, Houff’s Feed and Fertilizer, and community partners present the 2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference on December 6 – 8, 2016. This year’s conference will start with an optional pre-conference tour of farms and food businesses in Staunton and Augusta County on Tuesday, December 6.

The formal conference will be held at Blue Ridge Community College’s Plecker Workforce Development Center in Weyers Cave, Virginia on Wednesday and Thursday.

Confirmed resource speakers and panelists to-date include the following:

This year’s conference will again feature a time for producers and buyers to network and a Young/Young at Heart and Emerging Farmer and Rancher Networking Mixer on Wednesday evening.

The conference will also provide in-depth training on soil health, whole-farm budgeting, and strategic food system planning.

The working agenda is now available and will be updated periodically. A registration link to Blue Ridge Community College online class registration platform will be available in the near future. For businesses and organizations that would like to financially support the conference through sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, please contact Eric Bendfeldt of Virginia Cooperative Extension at 540.432.6029 Ext. 106.