Monthly Archives: February 2016

Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade on March 7-8, 2016

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 The two-day conference, entitled “The New Virginia Economy: Expanding Agricultural Opportunities Worldwide,” is hosted by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, and the Virginia Port Authority. Details https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=GOVE85E
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The Management Calendar

Gordon Groover (groover@vt.edu), Extension Economist, Farm Management, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech

Farm business managers should consider putting the following activities on their management calendar this winter. Continue reading

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2016 Virginia Market Maker News, Update #1: Virginia Market Maker: A Year in Review.

Kim Morgan (klmorgan@vt.edu), Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Applied Economics (540) 231-3132

MarketMaker, a web-based portal that serves as a virtual marketplace for producers, distributors, and sellers, and buyers of agricultural products, seeks to provide farm-to-fork access to participants in the food supply chain. Currently, alternative online lists and portals are offered that contribute to connecting people and businesses involved in the production, distribution, storage and sales of local food,   and resources produced by Virginia farms and agribusinesses. This purpose of this article is to highlight the unique characteristics of MarketMaker that offer added value to registered businesses and consumers who seek to use the portal as a marketing strategy to improve overall profitability of their operation.

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2016 Virginia Market Maker News, Update#2: Virginia Market Maker is on the road and coming to a near you!

Kim Morgan (klmorgan@vt.edu), Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Applied Economics (540) 231-3132

MarketMaker, a web-based portal that serves as a virtual marketplace for producers, distributors, and sellers, and buyers of agricultural products, seeks to provide farm-to-fork access to participants in the food supply chain. Continue reading

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