The 2014 Virginia Farm to Table conference is gearing up for an exciting 3 day event that focuses on nutrition, health, and sustainability from the ground up. The conference is hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Soil Health Coalition, and the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, and will take place Tuesday through Thursday, December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 2014.
The conference will be hosted on Tuesday and Wednesday at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, VA, and on Thursday at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia. December 2nd and 3rd will present many opportunities for discussions, learning, and networking. The first day’s presentations will include Dr. Elaine Ingham of Soil Foodweb, Inc., Dr. Amy Tucker of the University of Virginia, and Elizabeth Dyck of Organic Growers’ Research and Information Sharing Network. Tuesday night will round out with a producer-buyer networking mixer, and a presentation by and conversation with Amish farmer and author, David Kline.
Wednesday, December 3, will offer two separate tracks. Dr. Elaine Ingham, Chief Scientist for the Rodale Institute and Founder of Soil Foodweb, Inc., will present a whole day in-depth training on soil health. The second available track with begin with presentations by Ann Karlen, founding director of Fair Food in Philadelphia and David Kline, Amish author, naturalist, and farmer; the conference will conclude in the afternoon with concurrent panel discussions.
We are excited to announce that this year the conference will also include a second day of in-depth training with Dr. Elaine Ingham on Thursday, December 4th at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.
More details will be forthcoming in the following weeks at the conference website here. Registration will be available online and in paper format. For questions, please call (540)432-6029, extension 106 or 117.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Virginia Farm to Table conference!