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8 08, 2017

Upcoming Workshops, Conferences and Events – September 2017

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Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition collection of September Events - some may have additional details below We are happy to share some great events happening for beginning farmers and ranchers in Virginia this month. More details on each event are available through the links to flyers and specific event pages given below, as well as at [...]

14 07, 2017

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – August 2017

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  How to Access Training & Support to Realize Your Farm Dreams - Webinar Tuesday August 1 1-2pm Chesapeake Foodshed Network When the siren song of a life in farming calls, as an aspiring farmer, you can feel both inspired and completely, utterly overwhelmed. Farming demands an unusual mix of craft, passion, and business savvy, [...]

5 07, 2017

T-Shirt Contest

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Sharpen your pencils and get your creative juices flowing!  VABF needs a new design for our T-shirts and we are calling on all budding design artists to help.  There are no rules about who can join in the fun or their number of entries. The winner will receive a free ticket to the one of [...]

5 07, 2017

Sweet Potatoes 101 Part 1: How to Grow Sweet Potatoes from Slips And Enjoy the Green Leaves all Summer!

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By Ira Wallace of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and author of the Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast Sweet potatoes are a wonderful crop for your garden or farm. They are delicious and can be served in numerous ways, including eating the tender growing shoots and leaves raw or cooked. They are [...]

8 06, 2017

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events – July 2017

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NIFTI Webinar #15 Mainstreaming Beginning Farmers in Local Food Policy A collaboration of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s National Incubator Farm Training Initiative and Community Food Projects Applicant and Grantee Technical Assistance Program, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future's Food Policy Networks. July 12th, 2017 | 2:00-3:15 EST Register Here [...]

10 03, 2017

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

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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 [...]