The 7th National Small Farm Conference, “Creating and Sustaining Small Farmers and Ranchers,” will be hosted by Virginia State University’s College of Agriculture, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
This conference will consist of short courses, oral and poster paper presentations, exhibits, success stories and educational tours in and around Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay.
Successes in small farm activities will be shared, as well as innovative ideas in research, extension and outreach to strengthen collaboration and partnership among state specialists who work to ensure that small farmers and ranchers not only survive, but thrive in today’s economy. This conference will also serve as a forum to discuss the results of research geared towards addressing challenges facing small farmers and ranchers. Strengthening partnerships created at the six previous National Small Farm Conferences will continue to be a priority for the Virginia Beach meeting.
This conference is made possible with support from USDA, Virginia State University's College of Agriculture, and Virginia Cooperative Extension.
The 7th National Small Farm Conference will be hosted by Virginia State University’s College of AG September 20-22, 2016 at the VA Beach Convention Center.