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Trade Events

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April 18 – 20, 2017
Agritourism in Virginia’s New Economy Conference
Hilton Richmond Hotel at Short Pump
Richmond, VA

The annual conference will feature numerous agritourism tools including social media, event planning, labor regulations, legal issues, financial resources, marketing strategies and more.  Plus farm visits and a special guest speakers.  Registration available for a daily rate or special pricing is available for the 3 day conference.

April 21, 2017
VSU Offers Free Workshop on Raising Fish in Pond Cages
VSU’s Randolph Farm, located at 4415 River Road, Ettrick

Free and open to the public, the workshop is designed for anyone with a farm pond who is interested raising fish in cages for profit or personal consumption. 
Participants will learn the basics of cage aquaculture and construct a fish cage. Cage-building materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring leather gloves, tin snips, a tape measure, cutting pliers and protective goggles.
Registration is limited to 20 and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, visit VSU's Cooperative Extension events calendar at For more information or for persons with a disability who desire assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Debra B. Jones at  or call 804.524.5496/ TDD 800.828.1120 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations no later than five days prior to the event.

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