15th Annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference
Richmond, Virginia, January/February 2014The Virginia Biological Farming Conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia on January 31 and February 1, 2014. This conference is the state’s premier gathering of organic producers and consumers. More than 500 passionate supporters of sustainable and organic farming and gardening will have the chance to participate in sessions ranging from Land Selection to High Tunnel Planting for Profit, Crafting Fermented Foods to Collaborations between Farmers, Bakers and Brewers; Making a Good Living off 1.5 acres and Profitable Management of a 10 acre Organic Vegetable and Flower Farm; Year Round Seed Germination and How to Gross $1 per square foot through growing diversified vegetables…plus many more interesting and informative sessions are planned. Not to be missed is keynote speakers Gunther Hauk, biodynamic beekeeper of Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary and Ray Archuleta of the NRCS speaking about soil health. Film screenings, local, organic food, and Virginia beer and wine round out the annual event. Plan to meet, network, and learn…farmer, gardener, or eater – this conference has something invaluable for you. More information, including a full schedule, information on lodging and youth programs and more is available on the conference page of the VABF website www.vabf.org/conference
Early registration, available for those with a VABF membership, runs through December 15th. You can also use this as a chance to renew your farm or individual membership, or join VABF for the first time in order to take advantage of the discounted early member registration rate! Visit our Eventbrite page to register now! Any questions? E-mail or call our conference registrar, Sara Schmatz: firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-519-1620.