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SARE’s Revised How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch Now Available

Like all farmers, Harry Cope is an innovator who struggles to reduce costs while raising cattle and sheep on his Missouri farm. Cope wondered if forage production could be increased by planting a cover crop into standing corn for fall grazing. But establishing a cover crop is challenging when little sunlight reaches the soil surface. [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|VABF|0 Comments

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – June 2017

Changing Lands, Changing Hands - A National Conference on Farm and Ranch Access, Tenure and Transfer June 13-15, 2017 · Denver, Colorado Who? This conference will bring together service providers, policymakers and advocates working on land access, farm succession, conservation, beginning farmers, tenure arrangements, and farm landowners. What? This national conference will explore the issues [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Events, VABF|Comments Off on Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – June 2017

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – May 2017

VSU SMALL FARM OUTREACH PROGRAM WORKSHOPS The Small Farm Outreach Program provides a wide range of opportunities for small, limited-resource and beginning farmers and U.S. military veterans who want to achieve profitability through successful growing and marketing strategies. Our aim is to help you develop and improve farm management practices for a thriving operation that [...]

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Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – April 2017

VSU SMALL FARM OUTREACH PROGRAM WORKSHOPS The Small Farm Outreach Program provides a wide range of opportunities for small, limited-resource and beginning farmers and U.S. military veterans who want to achieve profitability through successful growing and marketing strategies. Our aim is to help you develop and improve farm management practices for a thriving operation that [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Events, VABF|Comments Off on Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – April 2017

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – March 2017 UPDATED MARCH 28th

Winter Workshop Series at Vintage Virginia Apples Grafting Workshop with Tom Burford Saturday, 3/4/17 Since apples do not reproduce true from seed, propagation depends on grafting the desired variety onto a reliable rootstock.   Expert hands-on instruction by Tom Burford and the Vintage Virginia Apples staff will introduce you to the fine art of grafting.  Each [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Events, VABF|Comments Off on Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – March 2017 UPDATED MARCH 28th

VirginiaFirst.com offers a video story on our recent 2017 Virginia Biological Farming Conference

2017 Virginia Biological Farming Conference - view the video here: http://www.virginiafirst.com/ag-life/virginia-association-for-biological-farming-holds-conference/639435966

By | January 17th, 2017|Events, VABF|0 Comments

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – February 2017 UPDATED FEB 22nd

Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer Program Classes There is an orientation session on February 1st to lay out the goals of the program and introduce you to the partners involved. The classes start on February 8th. Also, this year we are very pleased to announce that there are scholarships available to anyone who might find the [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|Events, VABF|Comments Off on Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – February 2017 UPDATED FEB 22nd

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – January 2017 UPDATED JAN 26th

18th Annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference OUR CONFERENCE Hot Springs, Virginia Pre-conference workshops Monday January 9 General Conference Tuesday-Wednesday January 10-11 Special early registration for VABF members ends Nov 11 The conference includes tracks on vegetable production, other specialty crops (industrial hemp, mushrooms, flowers, herbs), soil health, pollinators and beekeeping, livestock, and marketing and business.  [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Events, VABF|0 Comments

Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Launches Second Round of Mini-Grant Projects (2017)

The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition (VBFRC) would like to announce the second round of mini-grant projects supported by our Coalition partner organizations. In 2015, the VBFRC funded seven Coalition partner projects for over $30,000. The Coalition is now disseminating $20,000 of mini-grant funds to support six additional projects for 2017. The programs funded [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|VABF|0 Comments

Now taking nominations for the 2017 VABF board

Details are available here.

By | November 3rd, 2016|VABF|0 Comments