Thursday, July 07, 2016

National Small Farm Conference will be held at Virginia Beach Sept. 20-22

The seventh National Small Farm Conference will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Hosted by Virginia State University’s College of Agriculture, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture with support from Virginia Tech, the conference title is "Creating and Sustaining Small Farmers and Ranchers."

The conference will include short courses, oral and poster paper presentations, exhibits, success stories and educational tours in and around Virginia Beach. Organizers say attendees will "learn about innovative advances in research, extension and outreach; network and strengthen existing partnerships with other small farm professionals, and take home new ideas that will help to ensure small farmers and ranchers in your region not only survive, but thrive in today’s economy."

The basic conference fee is $325 for registrations through Aug. 5, $400 afterward. Pre-conference short courses are an additional $25. For more information click here.

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