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Organic and Sustainable Ag Production

AUGUST 22, 2017

8:30am - 12:30pm
VSU Randolph Farm
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA


Organic agriculture is a fast growing sector in U.S. agriculture, creating jobs and promoting economic growth and opportunities across rural America. Today, there are more than 22,000 certified organic farms and businesses in the U.S. In addition, research shows that organic farming practices can improve water quality, conserve energy, increase biodiversity, and contribute to soil health on your farm.

During the workshop, Charlie Mahoney of Day Spring Farm will discuss sustainable agriculture production. Leonard Githinji Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Organic and Urban Agriculture, Virginia State University will provide information on organic production. A panel discussion and Q&A session will follow.

Becoming certified organic helps producers and handlers:

  • Receive premium prices for their products
  • Access fast-growing local, regional, and international markets
  • Support local economies
  • Access additional funding and technical assistance
  • Market products to consumers


Contact Patrick Johnson at (804) 586-8280,, or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

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) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Earlier Event: August 19
Small Engine Repair Workshop
Later Event: August 23
Farm & Farm Equipment Safety