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Fifth Virginia Agritourism Conference to be held in Roanoke

Fifth Virginia Agritourism Conference to be held in Roanoke
The 2019 Virginia Agritourism Conference on April 3 and 4 will provide agritourism entrepreneurs with resources and ideas.



Rapidly evolving industry attracts Virginia farmers to hemp summit

Rapidly evolving industry attracts Virginia farmers to hemp summit
The second Industrial Hemp Summit took place Feb. 25 and 26, on the heels of the 2018 Farm Bill’s passage in December. That legislation lifted restrictions on growing hemp in the U.S.



Trade conference speakers: Free and fair trade crucial for Va. farmers

Trade conference speakers: Free and fair trade crucial for Va. farmers
Breaking down trade barriers to achieve free and fair trade is critical for Virginia—and U.S.—agriculture.



Farm Bureau women receive accolades at conference

Farm Bureau women receive accolades at conference
Three women were recognized March 17 for their contributions to agriculture and their communities during the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference.



Agricultural trade conference to feature trade ministers, Va. update

Agricultural trade conference to feature trade ministers, Va. update
Ministers from U.S. trade partners and representatives of domestic commodity organizations are among speakers at the 11th annual Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade. The event will be held March 5 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown.



Farm to School Conference highlights local foods in schools

Farm to School Conference highlights local foods in schools
School nutritionists, farmers and others interested in increasing local foods in schools will gather March 14 for the Virginia Farm to School Conference.



Berry production will be focus of March 8 conference

Berry production will be focus of March 8 conference
The 10th Annual Berry Production and Marketing Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at Virginia State University.



Farm women will focus on ‘agvocacy’ at conference

Farm women will focus on ‘agvocacy’ at conference
“Agvocacy” is the focus of the Virginia Women in Agriculture Gathering, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 24 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation headquarters in Goochland County.



Agritourism conference helps important farm sector

Agritourism conference helps important farm sector
Whether it’s selling pumpkins at a roadside stand or hosting weddings in a winery, agritourism is a $2.2 billion business in Virginia. Agritourism operators have the opportunity to attend the 2018 Virginia Agritourism Conference March 21-22 at the Great Wolf Lodge.



NAFTA, TPP need updating, ambassadors say

NAFTA, TPP need updating, ambassadors say
Updating the North American Free Trade Agreement is important for the U.S., Canada and Mexico.



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