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Trade Events

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March 31, 2017
Christmas Tree Primer: Cultural techniques and real-world experiences

Attendees will get an overview of Christmas tree production techniques; identification and control methods for common Christmas tree pests and diseases; financing and market analysis; labor and liability issues; and grower experiences in Christmas tree production. Demonstrations and presentations will be given by industry professionals and Extension faculty.

The meeting will be held at the Warrenton-Fauquier Visitor Center located at 33 Calhoun Street, Warrenton, Virginia, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $15 and includes lunch and materials. Participants may register by contacting the Virginia Cooperative Extension Culpeper Office at 540.727.3435 or ashawn6@vt.edu.


April 3 – 4, 2017
Weight of the State Conference
Hilton Richmond Hotel at Short Pump
Richmond, VA

The 2017 Weight of the State conference will highlight Virginia’s efforts to bridge the nutritional divide, showcasing the latest approaches to increasing access to healthy foods, ending childhood hunger and creating healthier communities. National, state and local experts will share cutting-edge tactics for promoting healthy nutrition and closing the hunger gap, including community-based approaches and policy changes.


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.


Pesticide Training Schedule

Click here for Pesticide certification courses and conferences.

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