All in person workshops around the state have been postponed until the further notice. Please look for our virtual workshops and webinars starting in April.  

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The Conference will be hosted by The Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) in partnership with Virginia State University College of Agriculture and Virginia Cooperative Extension.  The Conference boasts three days of educational workshop intensives, presentations, and panel discussions. The Conference features locally-sourced meals prepared by the chets at The Hotel Roanoke, book sales and author signings, regional meetings and intimate fireside chats, and morning yoga for farmers.  Highlights include the Taste of Virginia Expo & Market, a Silent Auction, a Trade Show, a feature film presentation, a Youth Program, and opening remarks by Bettina Ring, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. More than 40 speakers — covering topics from medicinal mushroom growing, beekeeping, growing cut flowers, and backyard chickens and rabbits, to industrial hemp and vegetable production, permaculture, and agroforestry — will take the stage during 48 concurrent sessions.  Registration for the conference is available at or contact Lindsay Newcome at or 540-974-5767 with questions.