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

RAIN or SHINE

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.

 

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.

 

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.

berry-conference-agenda

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

Agriberry


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

http://www.corneliusfarms.com/

 


Dr Reza Rafie

Dr Reza Rafie

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

Rafie-Raspberry-Berry conference-2015

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VABF 2015

VABF

http://vabf.org/news/

Natasha Bowens – The Color of Food

The Color of Food: Photography & Storytelling from Farmers of Color Natasha Bowens

A photographic storytelling with the author of the book The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming. In this visual and audio presentation, learn from farmers and food activists of color revolutionizing the food system and preserving cultural foodways around the country. Their stories as well as their portraits aim to honor, preserve and amplify the role of communities of color in the food movement while challenging the status quo of agrarian identity. The presentation highlights important issues tied to food and farming such as culture, community, health, land ownership, race and gender.

 


 

“Plant Disease Management for Organic Systems” by Meg McGrath  – Cornell University Dept of Plant pathology & Plant Microbe Biology

Dates & Location

The 2015 Virginia Biological Farming Conference
January 30 – 31, 2015
in Richmond, Virginia
at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

A block of rooms has been reserved for January 29, 2015 – February 1, 2015.
The special room rate of $86/night will be available until January 14th
or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Book your room at this link or by calling 1-800-222-8733.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
1021 Koger Center Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia, 23235
TEL: 1-804-379-3800
Map & Directions

 

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Ginger Tumeric Field Day Nov 6 2014

Theresa Nartea _ marketing ginger turmeric

Dr Reza Rafie _ Ginger-Day-Presentation 2014

Dr Carlin Rafie _ Health Benefits of Ginger and Turmeric

Bill Cox _ 2014 VSU Ginger Presentation

DATE:  Thursday November 06, 2014 Rain or Shine

9 AM—11:00 AM

$10.00 Registration Fee per PersonGinger Day

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