Welcome to the Virginia Association for Biological Farming!

Opportunities & Actions in Agriculture

We’ve already started planning the 19th annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference! Please stay tuned for details about speakers, topics, pre-conference workshops, and more.

Please click here for information on our Sponsor and Exhibitor packages, and thanks for your support!

For more information, contact Agatha at coordinator@vabf.org

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

Policy actions for organic farmers, gardeners and consumers
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Resources

Organic-Transition-PlannerOrganic Transition: A business planner for farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs
from SARE

The Organic Transition Planner will walk you through the development of an actionable business transition plan tat is suitable for yourself, your management team or a lender.

While not a comprehensive guide to meeting certification requirements, the Organic Transition Planner will help you explore organic transition strategies and decide whether going organic makes sense for your farm or business.

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Co-Managing StewardshipCo-Managing Farm Stewardship with Food Safety GAPs and Conservation Practices
from Wild Farm Alliance

Mark Schonbeck highly recommends this new guidebook that explains how farmers can make their farms safer by reducing pathogen presence using conservation practices.

Statistics: Organic Farm Sales in Virginia

In 2014, Virginia had 167 organic farms producing $41.3 million in organic products. This includes both certified organic farms and farms exempt from certification. Of the organic farms identified in the 2014 Organic Survey, 139 were certified organic farms and 28 were exempt. Certified and exempt farms together accounted for 28,412 acres of organic production in 2014. More Data

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: