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17 01, 2017

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

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

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

30 12, 2016

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – February 2017 UPDATED JAN 16th

By | December 30th, 2016|Events, VABF|Comments Off on Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – February 2017 UPDATED JAN 16th

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 [...]

9 12, 2016

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – January 2017 UPDATED JAN 16th

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

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.  [...]

8 12, 2016

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

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

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 [...]

3 11, 2016

Now taking nominations for the 2017 VABF board

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

Details are available here.

1 11, 2016

Upcoming Workshops and Events – December 2016

By | November 1st, 2016|Events|Comments Off on Upcoming Workshops and Events – December 2016

Webinar: Tools & Strategies to Facilitate Access to Land for the Next Generation of Farmers Thursday, December 1, 1-2 PM EST Resource Expert: Holly Rippon- Butler, National Young Farmers' Coalition Chesapeake Foodshed Network Overview Land access is one of the top challenges faced by the next generation of farmers across the country. National Young Farmers' Coalition [...]

24 10, 2016

Upcoming Workshops and Events – November 2016

By | October 24th, 2016|Events, VABF|Comments Off on Upcoming Workshops and Events – November 2016

Boots to Business Reboot! Farming Ventrepreneurs November 2, 2016 Owning a Veteran-Owned Small Business - Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare?  Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot! Boots to Business Reboot is a two step training [...]

10 10, 2016

Scholarships, Abstract Submission Deadline for 2017 OFRF’s Organic Agriculture Research Symposium

By | October 10th, 2016|VABF|0 Comments

Organic Farming Research Foundation Offers Scholarships for 2017 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium Deadline for application is Janary 5, 2017  September 29, 2016 - Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of scholarships to help with the cost of attending the 2017 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium (OARS). Scholarships [...]

1 10, 2016

Upcoming Workshops and Events – October 2016

By | October 1st, 2016|Events, VABF|0 Comments

Urban Agriculture Symposium Arlington, VA - October 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm The Arlington County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension (tel 703-228-6400) will hold the 2016 VCE Urban Agriculture Symposium Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington 22206. The symposium is being held [...]

27 04, 2016

Upcoming Workshops, Events & Opportunities in Virginia

By | April 27th, 2016|Events, Policy Issues, VABF|0 Comments

Opportunities USDA Grant Funding Available for Local Food Systems & Conservation Funding opportunities with deadline applications in May Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program – $26 million ($13m for LFPP, $13 for FMPP) to fund a wide spectrum of direct-to-consumer and local food marketing projects; applications due May 12. Details Regional Conservation Partnership Program – $260 million [...]