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9 11, 2016

Additional conferences/workshops in January 2017

By | November 9th, 2016|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.  [...]

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 UPDATED NOV 29th

By | November 1st, 2016|Events|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

19 04, 2016

Help FDA develop reasonable, science-based rules regarding manure

By | April 19th, 2016|Policy Issues, VABF|0 Comments

Help FDA develop reasonable, science-based rules regarding manure by completing this Farmer Survey About this survey:  Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) are looking for information to better understand how farmers are using untreated or raw manure on their farms. We'’re asking for this now because the Food and [...]

23 03, 2016

Events, Workshops, Opportunities & More!

By | March 23rd, 2016|Events, Policy Issues, Tools, VABF|0 Comments

Our March eNews is packed with useful information for Virginia's organic and biological farmers and gardeners. It includes upcoming events, webinars and workshops, job and funding opportunities as well as downloadable resources. Get our eNews delivered to your inbox by signing up here. DARK Act Blocked in the Senate! Major Victory for Consumers Thank you to [...]

24 02, 2016

Urgent Action on DARK ACT Needed + Opportunities, Events & More

By | February 24th, 2016|Conference, Policy Issues, VABF|0 Comments

Updates & Opportunities The DARK Act is Back! URGENT: Phone your Senators NOW about the need for GMO Labeling and to vote against the “Dark Act” “Dark Act” Basics: If passed, the “Dark Act” will prohibit requiring any labeling of GMO products. We encourage you to vote AGAINST the “Dark Act”. Generally VABF has encouraged required labeling [...]