VSU/USDA Field Day at Randolph Farm

JUNE 15, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm VSU Randolph Farm 4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/ZlEWNni2nOiR8Ajp2 Randolph Farm will be open to the public for this exciting opportunity to learn about the latest trends, research, and proven techniques designed especially to help small, limited resource, urban and beginning farmers. USDA representatives will be on hand to explain how their agency resources can offer services and support for a wide variety of operations. This event is FREE and includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch. Highlights include: • USDA Resources for farm financing, risk management, advocacy and outreach, accepting SNAP EBT cards, and more • Rain Simulator demonstration from USDA Department of Natural Resources and Conservation • Mobile Processing Unit, courtesy of Delaware State University Cooperative Extension • Urban agriculture site demonstration • Berry production, management and marketing • New equipment, tools and technology demonstrations • Introduction to aquaculture practices and production • Hops research and production • High tunnel growing practices and specialty crops • Guided hikes on the new nature trail at Randolph Farm For more information, contact the Small Farm Outreach Program Office at (804) 524-5626. 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 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

JUNE 15, 2017
8:00am - 1:00pm

VSU Randolph Farm
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/ZlEWNni2nOiR8Ajp2

Randolph Farm will be open to the public for this exciting opportunity to learn about the latest trends, research, and proven techniques designed especially to help small, limited resource, urban and beginning farmers. USDA representatives will be on hand to explain how their agency resources can offer services and support for a wide variety of operations. This event is FREE and includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch. Highlights include:

• USDA Resources for farm financing, risk management, advocacy and outreach, accepting SNAP EBT cards, and more
• Rain Simulator demonstration from USDA Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
• Mobile Processing Unit, courtesy of Delaware State University Cooperative Extension
• Urban agriculture site demonstration
• Berry production, management and marketing
• New equipment, tools and technology demonstrations
• Introduction to aquaculture practices and production
• Hops research and production
• High tunnel growing practices and specialty crops
• Guided hikes on the new nature trail at Randolph Farm

For more information, contact the Small Farm Outreach Program Office at (804) 524-5626.

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 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.