2016 Ginger Turmeric Field Day

Ginger and Turmeric Field Day 2016


Ginger Turmeric Field Day

Ginger Turmeric Field Day

Dr Reza Rafie and Chris Mullins Introduction to Ginger Turmeric


Richard Harrison – The Farm At Red Hill – Large volume wholesale Production


Michael Clark – Planet Earth Diversified – Growing Seed


Bill Cox – Casselmonte Farm – Change


Agri Starts – Tissue Culture Ginger and Turmeric


Hardywood – Ginger in Hand Crafted Brewery




November 10, 2016

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

VSU Randolph Farm

4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

REGISTER ONLINE AT: https://goo.gl/forms/GGPRYK1nuu1W9n293

$10 registration fee is payable by cash or check on the day of the event.

Ginger and turmeric have been used widely throughout history in many different types of cuisines for their spice and flavor, and these spices may also provide a number of health benefits. Learn more about the production and marketing of ginger and turmeric and see how to harves, clean and package these spice crops.

This field day will include a field visit, a round table grower discussion and a culinary demonstration.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Agriculture & Natural Resources Program office at (804) 524-5960 / (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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2015 Ginger Turmeric Field Day


Ginger Turmeric Field Day Nov 5 2015

Ginger Turmeric Field Day

Ginger Turmeric Field Day


Castlemont Farm – Bill Cox


Garden Grove Brewing Company-Ginger Presentation


GINGER Sans Soucy


Ginger 2015_Michael Clark


Ginger-Day-Presentation 2015 Dr Rafie


Spicy Sales-Turmeric & Ginger Theresa


VSU Field Day Presentation Dr Ghosh

Curcumin and Metabolic Diseases
Shobha Ghosh, PhD, FAHA
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
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Small Farm Berry & Vegetable Field Day

Small Farm Berry & Vegetable Field Day

Small Farm Berry & Vegetable Field Day

Small Farm Berry & Vegetable Field Day

June 16, 2015 • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The event will be held at VSU Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Petersburg, VA 23803


Beginning and experienced farmers will 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.





• 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


• Maximizing Profits in Minimal Space

• No-till Production Techniques

• Cover Crops

•  High Tunnels

• Precision Ag Demonstration

• Equipment and Tools for the Small Farmer


• 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.


Small Farm Berry & Vegetable Field Day


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8th Annual Berry Production & Marketing conference

8th Annual Berry Production & Marketing conference

8th Annual
Berry Production &
Marketing conference

Berry Production and Marketing Conference

March 13, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gateway Dining Hall, Virginia State University

Experienced and new berry growers will learn the latest research findings, production methods and marketing techniques from berry experts across the Southeast in Virginia’s premier berry growing conference. Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, among other berry types will be covered. Participants will have the opportunity to network with and learn from fellow berry growers, as well.


Introduction by Dr Franklin Jackson

Dr Franklin Jackson

Dr Franklin Jackson

Dr Kim Morgan Virginia Tech

Dr Kim Morgan

Market Trends for Berry Crops: Dr Kim Morgan, Virginia Tech

VSU Berry Market Update

Dr. Alejandra Salgado

Dr. Alejandra Salgado

Blackberry Research and New Varieties from The University of Arkansas: Dr Alejandra Salgado, University of Arkansas

Salgado University of Arkansas 2015

Pierson Gayer of Agriberry

Pierson Gayer

Blackberry Production and Marketing in Agriberry Farm: Pierson Geyer, Agriberry Farm


Ray Tuegel & Cheryl Ferguson

Ray Tuegel & Cheryl Ferguson

Organic Blackberry Production: Plum Granny Farm Ray Tuegel and Cherly Ferguson

Organic Blackberries at Plum Granny Farm


Dr Erick Smith Univerisity of Georgia

Dr Erick Smith

Blueberry Production and Potential Varieties: Dr Erick Smith, University of Georgia

Smith Blueberry Basics VSU


Dr Phil Brannen University of Georgia

Dr Phil Brannen

Blueberry and Blackberry Disease Management: Dr Phil Brannen, University of Georgia

Blueberry Caneberry Disease Update

Lunch Break

Dr Doug Pfeiffer Virginia Tech

Dr Doug Pfeiffer Virginia Tech

Managing Pests of Berry Crops with Emphasis on Spotted Wing Drosophilla (SWD):  Dr Doug Pfeiffer, Virginia Tech

SWD Dr Doug Pfeiffer

Alex Cornelius Blueberrys on Cornelius Farms

Alex Cornelius

Growing Blueberries in Georgia: Alex Cornelius, Cornelius Farm

Growing Blueberries Cornelius Farm



Dr Reza Rafie

Dr Reza Rafie

High Tunnel Raspberry Production in Virginia – Results from a Two-Harvests Study: Dr Reza Rafie, Virginia State University

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