Thank you for participating in this years Virginia Biological Farming Conference and thank you for your conference feedback– if you haven’t responded to our recent email; click here! Be sure to answer the questions about next year’s conference.
Thank you everyone who has talents or suggestions to offer to next years conference. Help us to have a successful 2016 conference! Email conference @vabf.org
Thank you to Virginia State University for an enduring conference partnership! A special thanks to Chris Mullins, VSU VBFC Coordinator.
Special thanks to our Conference Enthusiasts and our Conference Contributors. Your support is vital!
Thank you to all of our exhibitors and to Lorrie Juftes our trade show coordinator.
Thank you John Ikerd for inspiring us and giving us HOPE!
Thank you to all of our presenters! And everyone who listened and asked thoughtful questions!
Thank you moderators and thank you to our guests; VSU leaders Jewel Hairston and Franklin Jackson and NRCS leaders Jack Bricker, Chad Wentz and Chris Lawrence. Thank you Virginia SARE- PDP.
Thank you to conference committee members!
Thank you to all of our volunteers!
Thank YOU for bringing food to the potluck! Particular thanks to Janet Aardema and her assistant Jennifer Wills, our biologically, locally grown food coordinators. Thank you to all the conference food and beverage suppliers including Lamplighter Coffee, Ellwood Thompson’s, and Lickinghole Creek Brewery as well as Devil Bear, Legend Brewing Co, Grayhaven Winery and Elk Island Winery.
Thank you Sara Schmatz, conference registrar!
Thank you Mary Delicate, master of our conference website!
Thank you everyone who donated or bid at our silent auction; and to auction coordinators Jacqueline Moyer and Mary Knight.
Thank you AVIVA, Jeremiah and Chris and Michael Clark for audio and video services.
Thank you Kevin at CMC for a fast turnaround on the program.
Thank you to the Doubletree Hilton Staff.
Thank you Eleanor Goodrich and Antoinette Goodrich for a lovely, first “Common Ground” video.
Thank you Heather Jeffrey for the kids program, and thank you to all the kids for being kids.
Thank you everyone who donated the funds that paid the full registration for 22 young people and start-up farmers to attend our conference, and 25 to attend at half price! We’ll be looking for help with the scholarship program for 2016.
Thank you if you put a donation in the boot or the hat! Thank you Jewel Hairston and Franklin Jackson for your remarks and leadership. Thank you Rick Felker, Mark Schonbeck and William Hale for your presentations and your long years of service. Thank you to our entire VABF Board– and wish us luck in the year ahead.
Thank you for supporting VSU and VABF! Thank you everyone who encourages someone to join VABF or get involved in Virginia’s Biological Farming Movement.
Info on recorded sessions: We will let you know as soon as the conference sessions and the “Common Ground” videos are available on-line here at vabf.org.
Sue Ellen Johnson
Virginia Association for Biological Farming
FOUND: Off white warm chenille wool scarf (women’s)
FOUND: Too many large serving utensils from the POTLUCK!
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