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2016 Virginia Biological Farming Conference
Thank you to all of the attendees, volunteers, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for another fantastic annual conference!
Stay tuned for updates on next year’s conference.
During the Conference, four new members joined our board!
- Ryan Blosser
- Debbie Gagon and
- Connie and Elliott Stone
Maximize Your Marketing: A Four-Part Workshop Series for Small Farmers
Randolph Farm Pavilion • Virginia State University
1:00 – 4:00 pm on March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18
*VABF Members are eligible for a 50% class fee discount!
Designed to to help beginning farmers understand and implement a marketing strategy in 2016. In this hands-on marketing series, beginning farmers will confidently write a marketing plan, create a logo, brochure, market display, signs, and webpage.
Opportunities & Actions
Job openings at these VABF Member farms and businesses:
Farmstead Ferments (Scottsville)
Manakintowne Specialty Growers & Virginia Growers (Powhatan)
Virginia Vegetable Company (Powhatan or Petersburg)
Brightwood Vineyard (Brightwood)
Plenty! Farm is hiring a Farm Manager (Floyd)
Policy actions for organic farmers, gardeners and consumers
USDA-NRCS, Virginia Extension and VABF have teamed up with film makers Eleanor Goodrich and Aaron Port to tell the stories of diverse Virginia farmers who are focused on implementation of soil health management principles. Watch Here.