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January 22-24, 2018: Virginia Biological Farming Conference (Hot Springs, VA)

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2018 Virginia Biological Farming Conference

January 22-24, 2018
The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA

Virginia's premier gathering of organic famers, gardners and supporters: With practical learning & insights from over 30 speakers, an exhibit hall packed with useful tools and services, declisious locally-sourced meals, and hte very best in networking - all at a luxurious historic resort - VABF's 19th annual FarmCon is not to be missed!

  • Pre-conference intensive workshops
  • Luxurious resort venue
  • Farmer-to-farmer networking
  • keynote addressed by Michael Phillips and Mary Berry
  • Educational sessions for professional producers, homesteaders & foodies, and new to the field farmers


Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Nutritionally-Dense Orcharding
  • Home Charcuterie
  • Make Mead Like a Viking
  • Sauerkraut & Lacto-Sodas
  • Women in Ag

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.