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August 28, 2014
Agricultural Field Day
8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Virginia State University
Randolph Farm
4415 River Road, Ettrick

During Virginia State University’s 29th annual Agricultural Field Day, participants will learn about small farm production and marketing. Field day presentations will highlight small ruminants, specialty crop research, horticulture, beekeeping and cover crops for soil health.

Register online by August 26. Anyone needing special services or accommodations should contact Mollie Klein at 804.524.5960.

September 19, 2014
Small Ruminant Field Day at VSU
VSU’s Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Ettrick.

The program is being co-sponsored locally by Southern States and Heretick Feed and Seed Company. The program’s purpose is to teach sheep and goat producers, extension agents and specialists, and others how to enhance profitability by adding value to meat and dairy small ruminant production systems; and about effective marketing techniques.Special program features will include meat and cheese tastings; hands-on hoof-trimming, vaccinations and body condition scoring; and opportunities to interact personally with VSU small ruminant faculty and staff concerning ongoing research projects.

Register online for $10 per person; or contact Mollie Klein at 804.524.5960 or email mklein@vsu.edu.  Anyone needing special services or accommodations should contact Klein in advance to discuss arrangements.
For field day particulars, contact Dr. Dahlia O’Brien, VSU small ruminant extension specialist, at 804.524.6963.

September 20 & 21, 2014
VABF & Ellwood Thompson’s Richmond Farm Tour
Shake the Hands that Feed You!
Richmond Virginia Area
1 PM to 6 PM

Load up your car with friends and family (one ticket covers everyone!) and head out for a day — or two — of meeting area biological/organic farmers and seeing where and how your food is grown.  Farm tour weekend is self-paced with 14 farms located throughout the area.

The tour cost is $25 per vehicle in advance. Entrance tickets will also be available on tour days at every tour farm for $30 per vehicle (or $10 per vehicle for one farm). Discounts for VABF (Virginia Association of Biological Farming) members.

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