About the Conference

Virginia Cooperative Extension, in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service,  Virginia Food System Council, Blue Ridge Community College, and community partners, presents the Virginia Farm to Table Conference December 6-7, 2017 at Blue Ridge Community College’s Plecker Workforce Development Center, Weyers Cave, VA. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Cultivating Resilient Food Systems and Communities for the Commonwealth and Common Good.’

The conference will feature engaging and inspirational speakers with broad experience and knowledge of food, farming and pressing environmental issues including Diane Imrie, Nutrition Director of the University of Vermont Medical Center, Elnian Gilbert of ZingTrain (A Zingerman’s Community Business), Jack & Anne Lazor of Butterworks Farm and author of the Organic Grain Grower, Shorlette Ammons of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Dr. Tim Woods of the University of Kentucky, Andrew Mefferd of Growing for Market and author of The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook , and many other Virginia practitioners.

We hope you plan to attend to network, learn and cultivate healthy farms and resilient communities throughout Virginia!

View the current schedule of sessions and events here:

 2017 Virginia Farm to Table Conference PROGRAM

To register online, please visit https://tinyurl.com/VAF2T2017

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Virginia Farm to Table conference!