Virginia organic farming association

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Welcome to the Virginia Association for Biological Farming!

VABF’s mission is to educate about, advocate for, and promote organic and biological farming and gardening. Read More

2016 Virginia Biological Farming Conference

2016 VABF ConferenceThank 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

Board & Staff Information

Upcoming Events

Maximizing Farm MarketingMaximize 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.
Details Here

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Opportunities & Actions

Radical Roots Web 88Job openings at these VABF Member farms and businesses:
Listings Here

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
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Virginia farmers on soil healthNew Common Ground Films!

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.

More Resources

VABF acknowledges and thanks its sponsors: