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January 31 - February 1, 2018: Cut-Flower Growers Conference (Danville, VA)

Cut Flower Conference Flyer

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2018 Cut-Flower Growers Conference
January 31 - February 1
Danville, VA

Plans are underway for this special conference to serve growers who are interested in beginning or improving cut-flower businesses. Our tentative agenda highlights the programs and speakers who will be on hand to provide valuable education, demonstrations and helpful advice for industry practices. Save the date, and watch for more details about the location, venue and accommodations coming soon!


  • Keynote Addresses from Lisa Ziegler and Mimo Davis Dschack
  • Marketing Flowers Panel Discussion
  • Cool Flowers (Lisa Ziegler)
  • Bulbs (Dave Dowling)
  • Cash and Carry Ideas for Farmers Markets; How to Make a Hand-Tied Bouquet, a Vase Design, Augmenting Containers, and more (James M. DelPrince)
  • Growing Lavender (Ellen Reynolds)
  • Organic Flower Growing and Companion Planting (Lisa Ziegler)
  • Growing Flowers in High Tunnels (Mimo Davis Duschack)
  • Growing Woody Varieties for Cut Flower Growers (Bob Wollam)
  • Orchid Growing and Care (Mark Chadwick)
  • Selling to Wholesale Vendors


Visit the website, for updates or contact agent Susan Cheek (, 804-720-5539) or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at 804-524-3292.


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 Small Farm Outreach Program office at 804-524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

CutFlower_SavetheDate.pdf Cut Flower Conference Flyer

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2017-70011-26861, and the Southern Risk Management Education Center Grant #545015. For more information about the program or funding, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director and Extension Specialist, at or 540-231-5784.

For website updates, such as broken links, please contact Allyssa Mark, Program Associate.