Monthly Archives: October 2014

2015 SAVE THE DATE Governor’s Trade Conference

This conference is organized by the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the Virginia Port Authority and the Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. The 2015 conference
is shaping up with invitation extended to many outstanding and distinguished speakers. 2014 Speakers Included: Terry McAuliffe, Governor of VA Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Japan Darci Vetter, USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Tom Capozzi, CCO, Virginia Port Authority Todd Haymore, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Larry Pope, CEO, Smithfield Foods.

Registration opens in December at
Website will include program updates, agenda & registration information.

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The Management Calendar

Gordon Groover (, Extension Economist, Farm Management, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech

Selective information available that might be useful for fall reading:A must read for all of us involved in agriculture is the current issue of “Choices,” published by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and can be found at

o    Fall 2014 Articles center around the: The 2014 Farm Bill – An Economic Welfare Disaster or Triumph? Barry K. Goodwin and Vincent H. Smith Continue reading

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