The 20th annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference is Virginia’s premier organic and sustainable agricultural conference! The Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) and Virginia State University (VSU) collaborate to bring together farmers, gardeners, eaters, educators and advocates of sustainable agriculture for 2 full days of educational workshops and presentations, panel discussions, interesting and knowledgeable exhibitors, regionally sourced meals, book signings, Silent Auction, Taste of Virginia Expo and lots of networking opportunities at our Taste of Virginia social with music Saturday night!
Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm
Check out our amazing offerings of Pre-Conference Workshops on Friday, January 11, 2019! Explore and register separately for workshops by clicking the workshop buttons:
All Conference Registrations include lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Registration sales are final. Email Lindsay at email@example.com with conference questions.
Join VABF or renew your membership here!
Current members: Simply request your password and sign in here!
*Note that Farm/Household members may purchase registrations for up to 5 farm/household members and Non-profit organization and Business Members may purchase up to 3 member registrations for their organization/company.
New this year: Thanks to integrating our new member focused website with our events, we’ve eliminated the fees of an additional event management system. So the price you see is the price you get, with no additional fees to you!
Payment by check or money order may be made by submitting your registrant information below and then mailing a check to the VABF address given.
We are excited to be in Downtown Richmond, Va in 2019, at the Omni Richmond Hotel. Registration fees do not include overnight accommodations. Hotel rooms within the group block are $125/night, not including taxes and fees. Rooms must be reserved by January 3, 2019 to guarantee the group rate. Reservations may be made online:
Or by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI and identify yourself as being with VABF. Guests in the group block will automatically receive complimentary, high speed, wi-fi in their guest rooms and one complimentary valet parking space per guest room.
Omni Richmond Hotel
100 S 12th St
Richmond VA 23219
VABF Conference delivery of Organic Farm Supplies
Seven Spring Farm is once again offering a bulk delivery to the VABF conference on January 11 and 12. Seven Springs Farm is donating 5% of total product sales to VABF. Deadline for orders – December 19th. Benefits: Help support VABF, save on shipping costs and get your farm/garden supplies early!
Contact 800-540-9181, 540-651-3228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not place orders online for this delivery. Full catalog online at www.7springsfarm.com – for a free catalog call, email or order online.
Exhibitors & Advertisers
Allegheny Mountain Institute
Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition
Common Grain Alliance
Common Wealth Seed Growers
Earth and Sky Solutions
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
National Young Farmers Coalition
Paradise Energy Solutions
Produce Source Partners
Exhibitors & Advertisers
Purple Mountain Organics
Red Wing Shoes
Seven Springs Farm
Sharondale Mushroom Farm
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
The Fertrell Company
USDA-Farm Service Agency
USDA NASS VA Field Office