VSU Small Farm Berry and Vegetable Field Day


Small Farm Berry and Vegetable Field Day
June 16, 2015, 8 am- 2 pm
Join Virginia State University to learn from Cooperative Extension Specialists about the latest research, trends, and proven techniques for maximizing farm profits on limited acreage.  USDA representatives will be on hand to explain how government resources can open doors for small farmers.  Visit farm-related exhibitors and enjoy an Iron Chef competition demonstrating how to prepare winning meals with locally grown produce.
This event is FREE and includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch.

Featuring:
USDA RESOURCES
• Expanding Local Markets (including EBT cards and SNAP sign-up)
• Farm Loans and Grants
• Protecting Your Land and Legacy
• Managing Risk
• Farm Facts, Advocacy and Outreach

SMALL FARM OUTREACH
• Maximizing Profits in Minimal Space
• No-till Production Techniques
• Cover Crops
•  High Tunnels
• Precision Ag Demonstration
• Equipment and Tools for the Small Farmer

BERRY PRODUCTION
• Pest and Disease Management
• New Varieties
• Soil Enhancement and Fertilization
• Pruning and Trellising
• Marketing & Packaging

REGISTER ONLINE BY JUNE 9, 2015 at: http://goo.gl/forms/HhocWIzUV3

To register by phone or email, contact Mark Klingman (mjklingman@vsu.edu) or call (804) 524-5626.

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