Registration for the 2018 Virginia Farm to Table Conference is Open!

Please register for the 2018 Virginia Farm-to-Table Conference at https://tinyurl.com/VAFT2018. Plan to attend to hear mind-stretching ideas and instruction! Speakers and panelists will address and share their experiences about the microbial roots of life and health, agricultural behavioral health, food security, … 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

2014 Virginia Farm-to-Table Conference

Virginia Cooperative Extension and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, in cooperation with community partners, is planning the upcoming 2014 Virginia Farm to Table Conference, Buy Fresh Buy Local Networking Mixer to encourage Nutrition, Health and Sustainability from the Ground Up. This … Continue reading

Encouraging Better Nutrition for Individuals and Families: SNAP Resources

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is a government-funded initiative aimed at preventing hunger and encouraging better nutrition. SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low income individuals and families. SNAP can be used like a debit … Continue reading

Leadership, Transformational Change and the Food System

In a 1995 article on leadership and organizational change, John Kotter of the Harvard Business School outlined eight reasons why transformational efforts fail and what is needed to create and sustain change. As different projects, programs and initiatives are developed … Continue reading