Registration Now Open for the 2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference!

Registration for the 2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference is now open! This year’s conference will be of interest to producers, buyers, community and agricultural development officials, policymakers, and food system stakeholders. The event features a pre-conference tour, along with … Continue reading

2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference: Cultivating Healthy Farms and Resilient Communities

By Eric Bendfeldt There continues to be keen interest in the health and resilience of farms and communities across Virginia. Farms and communities face a multitude of challenges today that range in complexity and urgency. Therefore, farms and communities have … Continue reading

Dollars and Sense of Food Hubs as a Community Initiative

Sales of local and regional foods continue to grow across Virginia and the U.S. As sales have increased, the establishment of food hubs as a way to aggregate, process and distribute local and regionally identified foods has also grown. Robin … Continue reading

Best Management Practices – Facilities

Like pieces of a puzzle, best management practices developed and implemented should be part of a system and whole farm plan for building soil health, conserving water, reducing any potential environmental impact, enhancing competitiveness, and strengthening farm profitability and viability. … Continue reading

Health from the Soil Up: Virginia’s Soil Health Coalition

Soil is a foundational resource to farming, conservation and health in the 21st century. Virginia farmers have made significant progress in protecting and conserving Virginia’s natural resources, however, broader participation in soil and water conservation programs and on-the ground implementation … Continue reading