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March 24, 2018: Women in Agriculture Gathering (Richmond, VA)

You are cordially invite you to join us for the inaugural 2018 Virginia Women in Agriculture Gathering on Saturday, March 24th from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM at the Virginia Farm Bureau Building in Richmond (12580 W Creek Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23238).

This event will equip female farmers, landowners, and agriculture enthusiasts with opportunities to network with peers, hone technical skills, and discuss solutions to the unique challenges they face. This year’s conference will also have a special emphasis on agvocacy on the farm, online, and everywhere else—women in agriculture play a key role in shaping the voice and face of the industry as it reaches consumers. Speakers will be female farmers and industry leaders from across the region.

Registration is available at  The cost is $30 per person by March 20, or $40 per person March 21 or later. There is a $50 fee for returned checks. For questions, please contact one of the following individuals: Rachel Grosse Henley (, Charley Maxwell (, Laura Siegle (, or Sarah Sharpe ( 

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.