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

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

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

Why is a Community-Based Food System Important?

Virginia communities face a multitude of economic, environmental, and social challenges. The prolonged recession has generated a sense of urgency and has triggered discussions about community economic development strategies that will promote short-term economic recovery and long-term economic vitality, community … Continue reading