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March 30 - April 1, 2020: Virginia Agritourism Conference (Smithfield, VA)

Agritourism Conference Save the Date

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Monday-Farm Tours will tour Surry, Isle of Wight, Suffolk and Southampton Agritourism operations.

Tuesday-Wednesday will offer tracks for beginning agritourism producers, experienced agritourism producers and marketing programs. More details will follow but we hope you will join us.

Interested in being an event Sponsor?  Contact Livvy Preisser at the Isle of Wight Extension Office.


Conference Location:

The Smithfield Center, 220 North Church Street, Smithfield, VA 23430



Smithfield Station, 415 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA 23430; 757-357-7700; Promo Code: VAAGRI2020

Hampton Inn, 200 St. Vincent’s Crossing, Smithfield, VA 23430; 757-365-4760; ask for the Agirtourism rate when making reservations.

Registration Deadline: March 25 @ 5:00 p.m.

Costs: Monday, March 30th-$50.00

Tuesday, March 31st-$75.00

Wednesday, April 1st-$60.00

Discount for all three days $150.00

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, contact Katie Trozzo, Program Coordinator, at or 540-231-4582.   For other questions, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director, at

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