Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit


 
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Draft Agenda

DAY 1 – Tuesday, April 23

10:00 a.m. Registration opens

11:30 a.m. Welcome session - Dr. M. Ray McKinnie, Dean and 1890 Extension Administrator of the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University

11:40 a.m. Introduction of the Planning Committee members – Dr. Leonard Githinji, Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist, Urban Agriculture, VSU

12:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch

  • Keynote Speaker – Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, VDACS Commissioner

1:30 p.m. Break (Visit our vendors and exhibitors)

2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion #1

3:30 p.m. Break (Visit our vendors and exhibitors)

4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions #1

5:00 p.m. Poster session (authors to be present)

6:00 p.m. Networking Dinner Reception

Note: Continuous refreshments will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including fresh whole and sliced fruit, vegetables with dip, cheese and crackers, one hot item, and an assortment of freshly baked cookies, brownies, bite-size chocolates, nuts, and candies, plus a selection of beverages including coffee, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, bottled water, fruit juices, and soft drinks.

DAY 2 – Wednesday, April 24

8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast /Registration opens

  • Keynote Speaker – Mr. Duron Chavis, Community Engagement Manager, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion #2

10:30 a.m. Break (Visit our vendors and exhibitors)

11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions #2

12:00 p.m. Break (Pick up your boxed lunch/board buses)

1:00 p.m. Depart for the bus tours

5:30 p.m. Buses return to The Founders Inn and Spa

Evening Dinner on Your Own

Note: Continuous refreshments will be available from 8 a.m. to noon, including fresh whole fruit, Danishes, croissants, turnovers, muffins, assorted breakfast breads, and one hot item, plus coffee, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, fruit juices, and soft drinks.

DAY 3 – Thursday April 25

8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast/Registration opens

  • Keynote Speaker – Curtis Moody, Moody Street Garden, Newport News, VA

9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion #3

10:30 a.m. Break (Visit our vendors and exhibitors)

11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions #3

12:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch

  • Keynote speaker – Shelley Blades, Farm Manager and Executive Director, Lynchburg Grows

1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

2:15 p.m. Closing remarks

2:30 p.m. Adjourn

Note: Continuous refreshments will be available from 8 a.m. to noon, including fresh whole fruit, Danishes, croissants, turnovers, muffins, assorted breakfast breads, and one hot item, plus coffee, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, fruit juices, and soft drinks.

 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Mollie Klein (mklein@vsu.edu) or call (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

 
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