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Web Marketing and Social Media for Small Businesses

The New River Valley Grape Growers Association and Mingle on the Mountain Networking Dinner will take place on December 9th at the Mountain Lake Lodge. Over dinner, presentations will be provided by Dr. Gustavo Ferreira on web marketing and social media for small businesses, the Virginia agritourism industry and the profitability of tasting rooms. Randy Rose, from Virginia Tourism Corporation, will talk about the marketing services available at the state level. For additional details see:

NRVGGA and Mingle on the Mountain Networking Dinner

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Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade – 2014

Registration is now open for the 2014 Governor’s Conference On Agricultural Trade

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Program, registration & lodging information available at conference web-site:  http://events.SignUp4.com/GovAgTrade2014

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Virginia Tech Income Tax School

By L. Leon Geyer, Professor, Agricultural Law, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech

 This fall we offer two different seminars:  1) RTRP Exam Preparation Seminar and 2) General Income Tax Seminar.

1.  RTRP Exam Preparation Seminar

Three 1-day seminars offered as live instruction while space is available. RTRP Exam Prep are scheduled for three locations and held in September 2012 (Table1). These RTRP Exam Preparation Seminars are designed for those who wish to prepare tax returns for others, and must receive RTRP certification from the IRS for 2013. The course will provide practitioners with a comprehensive test-prep workbook, a bank of 1400 test questions, and unlimited practice exams for any who register, even those who do not register in time for live instruction. The course will provide online-testing tips, test strategies for the RTRP exam, and information about CE requirements for RTRP’s. Continue reading

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2014 VA Forage and Grassland Council’s Winter Forage Conferences


The Role of Healthy Soil in Profitable Ruminant Livestock Production is the Focus for the 2014 Winter Forage Conferences

Gordon Groover, Extension Specialists, Ag and Applied Economics, VA Tech

Soil Health: The Foundation of Profitable Ruminant Livestock Production is the theme for the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council (VFGC) and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) winter forage conferences.  We take for granted the ground under our feet and call it dirt. We should realize that quality of life is dependent on the health and quality of our soils. Farmers understand the management principles necessary to produce healthy forages, ruminants, and profits, yet many are unaware of what additional benefits are gained from managing to improve the health of their soils. This year’s program will provide training in soil health and participants will gain greater knowledge of the soil’s potential, the foundation of all agriculture.  Continue reading

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Calendar of Events

November

  • 4-5   Income Tax Seminar.  Richmond I.  General Session and Farm Session.  Contact Income Tax School Registrar by phone at (540) 231-3306 or by email at vttax@vt.edu.
  • 11-12  Income Tax Seminar. Abingdon. General Session and Farm Session. Contact Income Tax School Registrar by phone at (540) 231-3306 or by email at vttax@vt.edu.
  •  13-14 Income Tax Seminar.  Weyers Cave.  General Session and Farm Session.  Contact Income Tax School Registrar by phone at (540) 231-3306 or by email at vttax@vt.edu. Continue reading
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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Dinner July 31,213

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2013 Virginia Ag Expo

The 2013 Virginia Ag Expo will be hosted by Land of Promise Farm operated by Don Horsley in Virginia Beach, Virginia on August 1, 2013 starting at 7:30 AM. Continue reading

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