VABF 2015


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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2014 Small Fruits and Vegetable Field Day Iron Chef


Mike Perry of Harvest Moon Catering in Charlottesville wins the 2014 Iron Chef

Mike Perry 2014 Iron Chef winning entree

Mike Perry 2014 Iron Chef winning entree

Mike Perry 2014 Iron Chef presents to the Judges

Mike Perry 2014 Iron Chef presents to the Judges

Small Fruits and Vegetable Field Day

Small Fruits and Vegetable Field Day

Presentations will be posted as they become available, check back here for updates


Ellen Polishuk  – Production for Profit – Do you know who’s paying the bills?

presentation pdf no audio = VSU Field Day 2014 – Production for Profit

Full Presentation with audio:



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2014 Commercial Berry Production and Marketing Conference

March 13 2014


2014 Berry Conference attendees watching presentations

2014 Berry Conference

PDF of presentations:

Berry Growers Conference VSU 2014

Butler’s Orchard Blueberry VSU 2014

High Tunnel Raspberry Production 7th Annual VA Berry Prod and Mkt Conference 2014

Guido Schnabel Strawberry Blueberry Diseases

Fernandez VA STATE 2014 Blackberry Cultivars new and old 2014

Food safety considerations for u-pick operations Kline

Lessons Learned 30 Years Ervin Lineberger

UGA Variety Talk Virginia 2014


Curt Laub_Berry Mkt Conf_VSU_3-13-14_Insects

T_Nartea_Marketing_March 13 2014 VSU Berry Conference






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