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8 06, 2017

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – July 2017

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2017 Patrick County Beef Conference Please see the flyer below for information and registration details on the 2017 Patrick County Beef Conference featuring Dr. Dave Lalman from Oklahoma State University as the keynote speaker. Mark your calendars now to attend on July 21, 2017. Early Bird Registration is open now through the end of the month. [...]

10 03, 2017

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

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

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. [...]

24 02, 2017

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – June 2017

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VT Dining Services Summer Twilight Farm Walk 5:30-7:30 Kentland Farm Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition are hosting the first Summer Twilight Farm Walk of 2017 at the Virginia Tech Dining Services Farm at Kentland Farm.  The tour takes place on Tuesday June 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  The [...]

24 02, 2017

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – May 2017

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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 [...]

9 02, 2017

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – April 2017

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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 [...]

9 02, 2017

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

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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 [...]

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 FEB 22nd

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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 26th

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 [...]