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March 21-22, 2018: Virginia Agritourism Conference (Williamsburg, VA)

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March 21-22, 2018
Williamsburg, VA


You are invited to attend this year’s Virginia Agritourism conference. 

Deadline to register is March 2!! (after this date no refunds will be honored, however you may transfer your registration)

Who should attend?   Every agritourism entrepreneur, economic development staff member, and local government leader will want to be there.  With Virginia agritourism generating over $2.2 billion in economic impact, you will want to find the right people and the best resources to increase your appeal to your agritourism guests.

Why should you attend?  You will interact with experts on developing an agritourism operation, business planning, equestrian operations, land conservation, financing, labor, legal and liability issues, partnership opportunities that will increase guest visits, farm safety, transition planning, Standards of Learning and the farm, and networking with other agritourism farms.  During the afternoon of Day 1, you will visit two agritourism venues related to equine, wineries, or production farms.

For more information, contact Dr. Martha A. Walker, Virginia Cooperative Extension, by phone at434-766-6761 or by e-mail at


The conference is sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia State University Small Farm Outreach Program, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Farm Credit, Virginia Association of Counties, Virginia Department of Agriculture and  Consumer Services, Virginia FAIRS, Virginia Farm Bureau, USDA Rural Development, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Agribusiness Council.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Martha A. Walker, Central District Office, at 434-766-6761 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event.  *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.


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.