Upcoming Events — Summer 2012

There are many upcoming agriculture events scheduled for the end of the summer 2012.  Check out a few of them listed below.  If you have any dates to share with Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project, please email Kelli at kescott1@vt.edu with all information.  We will be happy to post all agriculture opportunities. 

For more News, Opportunites, and Event Calendar, Click here to visit:  The News Tab of the Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher website.

Tuesday, July 10th:  Sheep & Goat Workshop   Prince Edward Extension Office  

(100 Dominion Drive, Farmville, VA 23901) 

Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop on basic genetics for sheep and goats on the small farm and a portion dedicated to advanced sheep and goat parasites (facts, myths, and worm years). The featured speaker will be Dr. Lincoln Montgomery-Rodgers, DVM with Agrarian Veterinary Services.

Please pre-register by July 6th by calling the Cumberland Extension

Office at 804-492-4390 or email dplumley@vt.edu.. There is a 10 person minimum to hold this workshop.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Cumber-land Extension Office at 804-492-4390/TDD* during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

 Saturday, July 14thFarm to Family — BusFarm’s Victory in the Garden Fundraiser

with Special Guest, Will Allen.   Visit:  http://www.thefarmbus.com/ for details.

 

 Wednesday, July 18th9th Annual Commercial Berry & Vegetable Production Field Day

VSU’s Randolph Farm

PROGRAM AGENDA

8:30………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Check-In

Pre-Registered Participants

9:00 to 11:00……………………………………………………………………….. Destination Choices
  •   Table Grape Variety Trial Demonstration Plot
  •   Berry Field & High Tunnel Demonstration Plot
  •   Vegetable Field & High Tunnel Demonstration Plot
  •   Effective Market Display Techniques
11:30……………………………………………………………………………………. Iron Chef Competition featuring Local Chefs cooking   with produce and proteins grown at VSU’s Randolph Farm
12:30……………………………………………………………………………………. Lunch Served & Presentations
12:45 …………………………………………………………………………………… Welcome (Dr. Franklin Jackson,   VSU)
12:50 …………………………………………………………………………………… Small Fruits and Vegetable   Program Overview (Dr. Reza Rafie, VSU)
1:00 to 2:00…………………………………………………………………………. Innovative Local Marketing in   Virginia

(Moderator-Theresa   Nartea, VSU)

Fresh Link- www.thefreshlink.com

Mollie Visosky, Owner

Five Points Community Farm Market

www.5ptsfarmmarket.org

Bev Sells, Owner

Fall Line Farms Online Coop-http://flf.luluslocalfood.com  

Molly Harris, Owner

Off The Vine Market www.offthevinemarket.com

Tess Schafner, Owner

2:00 to 4:00…………………………………………………………………………. A-Z of Strawberry Production

(Dr. Allen Straw, Virginia Tech)

4:00………………………………………………………………………………………      End of Program

Pre-Registration by July 13 includes   lunch and educational materials 

Register at this link by July 13th:  http://mjklin.wufoo.com/forms/2012-9th-annual-commercial-vegetable-conference/

 

Wednesday, July 18th  Floyd County Farm Tour

Join us for a full day of touring working farms in Floyd County. 

Contact Kelli Scott at kescott1@vt.edu for Details.    Space is limited.  First come,   first served. 

 
   
   

Thursday, July 26th2012 Annual Field Day

Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research & Extension Center

Located 2 miles east of Blackstone, VA on Rt. 40

July 26, 2012  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC                                                                                                                     Registration: 4:30-  Dinner: 5:00-  Tours 6:00-8:30

Concurrent Research Station Tours of Tobacco and Forages

Tobacco Tour

  •  Potential alternatives to control tobacco nematodes
  •  Potential alternatives for black shank control
  •  Budworm and hornworm control
  •  Discussion of ongoing tobacco curing efficiency research
  •  Alternative greenhouse tobacco transplant production systems
  •  Novel seedling tray alternatives
  •  New disease control strategies
  •  Flue, burley, and dark-fired tobacco variety evaluations
  •  Tobacco sucker control and MH residue management
  •  Tobacco transplant starter evaluation
  •  Tobacco yield enhancement product evaluation

Forage Tour

  • Livestock watering systems
  •  Protecting streams with riparian buffers
  •  Road and lane construction
  •  Water system design and installation
  •  Fixed knot fencing
  •  High tensile fencing
  •  Pond construction
  •  Spring development
  •  Wildlife habitat
  •  Cattle handling systems

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Betty Mayton or Margaret Kenny (434) 292-5331 during business hours (M-F: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm) 5 days prior to the event to discuss accommodations.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg

 Saturday, Sept. 8thFamily & Farm Day

Virginia Tech Southern Piedmont Center near Blackstone

Come and joinus in a day of fun and educational activities about

Virginia agriculture from 9AM til 2PM (Rain or Shine)

Cost = Free

Contact the AG Center for more info:   http://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/southern-piedmont

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Dr. Carol A. Wilkinson or P. J. Shepherd at 434-292-5331 during business hours (M-F: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to discuss accommodations. Or visit http://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/southern-piedmont

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