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2018 Virginia Farm to Table Conference

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Date December 05, 2018   -   December 06, 2018
Time 8 a.m.
Location Blue Ridge Community College’s Plecker Workforce Development Center, One College Lane, Weyers Cave,
Registration Required Yes
Fee Description $65 per day (Early Bird Special Rate of $45/day until Nov. 30)

Learn. Network. Build community. Be Inspired.

  • Engage in a a lively discussion on soil health and cover cropping with Mark Dempsey and Patryk Battle who will share innovative approaches and highly successful results.
  • Learn how Virginia third-generation meat and grain farmer, CJ Isbell, reaches consumers through di­rect marketing that is making his farm part of the com­munity and the community part of the farm. (VCE agents will also tell you how to graze cattle for 300 days and reduce feed costs!)
  • Make your wooded areas more productive with information on agroforestry, silvopasture, and community forests from Virginia and Cornell Cooperative Exten­sion specialists.
  • Get a lesson on building soil and being healthy from renowned authors Dave Montgomery and Ann Biklé, who will share the importance of microbial soil health and its relationship to the human gut.
  • Take high tunnels to the next level with tips on managing soil and pests from Penn State specialists.

Register online before November 30 for an early bird discount.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive services and accommodations to participate in the conference, please contact Eric Bendfeldt at 540.232.6006/TDD* or Cyndi Marston at 540.232.6010/TDD* between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event. 

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For more information, please contact: Eric Bendfeldt/Kathy Holm, (540) 232-6006/(540) 434-1404, ext. 114