2017 Virginia Agritourism Conference

Agritourism in Virginia’s New Economy
Tuesday – Thursday April 18– 20, 2017
Three days filled with fresh ideas on a variety of hot topics!
Day 1:   Explore agritourism tools including social media, event planning, labor regulations, legal issues, financial resources,  marketing strategies,  and agritourism’s best practices!
Day 2:  Visit three farms and personally discover agritourism successes and challenges.
Day 3:  Spend the last day with Jon Schallert, an internationally-recognized speaker and business expert specializing in teaching businesses and communities how to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations.

Review the program and Register online by visiting: https://vafb.swoogo.com/agritourism2017

You may register for one day ($105) or all three days ($150).

Registration fee includes meals as listed on the program.

Conference registration deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017.


The Business Of Organic Farming.  FREE WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG FARMERS at CRICKETS COVE FARM

April 26th from 1p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

We will discuss the tasks necessary to become USDA Certified Organic, the process, the cost and the benefits in this rapidly growing market.  Please contact Marilyn Estes, Virginia’s Small Farm Outreach Agent @ 804.481.0485 or email mestes@vsu.edu, for reservation and details.  THIS IS A FREE WORKSHOP JUST FOR YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS SPONSORED BY VSU, VA-TECH, VA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AND CRICKETS COVE FARM.