November 16, Danville

US (VA): Danville to host VSU’s Annual Small Farm Symposium

Connect with agricultural professionals and marketing experts to learn about opportunities and strategies for enhancing small-farm profits during Virginia State University’s Small Farm Symposium Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research in Danville.

Brennan Washington, Southern SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) program coordinator, will deliver the keynote address. Washington and his wife own and operate Phoenix Gardens, a small diversified farm where produce is grown, and laying hens and broiler chickens are raised.

Free and open to the public, the symposium will feature presentations on marketing, value-added production, and GAP (good agricultural practices) certification. During the noon awards luncheon, VSU’s Small Farm Outreach Program and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will recognize outstanding farmers and volunteers.

To register for this event, visit http://www.ext.vsu.edu/calendar, click on the event and then click on the registration link. If you’d like to register by phone, or if you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact VSU’s Small Farm Outreach Program Office at (804)524-5626 / (800) 828-1120 (TDD) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss arrangements five days before the event.

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