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2016 Small Farm Symposium

NOVEMBER 16, 2016

10am - 2pm



Join Virginia farmers, landowners and supporters of agriculture for an opportunity to connect with experts in agricultural practices and marketing and learn about new opportunities and strategies that promote small farm profitability and sustainability.


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10:00 a.m.  Welcome, William Crutchfield

10:30 a.m. Presentations

•  MARKETING, Ashley Nauta, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Agricultural Marketing & Agritourism

•  VALUE ADDED, Denise Hudson, Hudson Heritage Farms, LLC

•  GAP CERTIFICATION , Amber Vallotton, Virginia Tech Horticulture

11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion

Moderator, Martha Walker Community Viability Specialist at Virginia Cooperative Extension

12:15 p.m. Awards Luncheon

•  KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Brennan Washington, Southern SARE

•  NRCS AWARDS, Minority Farmer of the Year

•  SFOP AWARDS, Small Farmer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-5626 / (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. 

Founded in 1882, Virginia State University is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick. VSU’s College of Agriculture consists of three academic departments: Agriculture, Hospitality Management, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Integrated within the College are an Agricultural Research Station; Randolph Farm, a 417-acre research and educational facility; and Virginia Cooperative Extension. 

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