Calendar

Jan
23
Wed
PSA Training @ Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Jan 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Get PSA certified in this all day training. Lunch Included.

Jan
31
Thu
USDA GAP INTRODUCTION & FIELD HARVEST & WATER QUALITY TESTING @ Rapidan VA, Petersburg VA, South Hill VA
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

USDA’s Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification is achieved through voluntary audits performed by USDA federal or state agency representatives that verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored as safely as possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards.

 

Please note that the location changes for each event. Full details for each can be found by visiting the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s event page.

Feb
13
Wed
USDA GAP INTRODUCTION & FIELD HARVEST & WATER QUALITY TESTING @ Rapidan VA, Petersburg VA, South Hill VA
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

USDA’s Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification is achieved through voluntary audits performed by USDA federal or state agency representatives that verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored as safely as possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards.

 

Please note that the location changes for each event. Full details for each can be found by visiting the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s event page.

Feb
18
Mon
Whole Farm Planning @ Greensville Cooperative Extension Office
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Whole Farm Planning puts beginning farmers in a good position to maintain or improve profitability while enhancing their sustainability. Whole Farm Planning can also lead to protection and enhancement of the quality of soil, water, and other natural resources on and near the farm. More importantly, the planning process helps beginning farmers define long and short term goals. These goals can help you improve your chances of a better quality of life at home and in your community.

Feb
20
Wed
Produce Safety Alliance Training @ Augusta Health Fitness Center
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Silvopasture Production Workshop @ VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Silvopasture combines trees, forage plants and livestock together as an integrated, intensively-managed system. Forest landowners and livestock producers can benefit from introducing silvopasture production on their land.

Silvopasture has several advantages over timber and pasture alone, including production for both trees and livestock, improvements in soil, underbrush control, and creation of wildlife habitat.

Join VSU Extension Specialists Dr. Jerry Bettis (Forestry) and Dr. Dahlia O’Brien (Small Ruminants) to learn more about silvopasture and the opportunities that are available to help you get started.

For more information, contact VSU Small Farm Outreach Agent Vernon Heath ( vheath@vsu.edu / (804) 892-4518) or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at 804-524-3292.

Whole Farm Planning @ The Carver Center
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Whole Farm Planning puts beginning farmers in a good position to maintain or improve profitability while enhancing their sustainability. Whole Farm Planning can also lead to protection and enhancement of the quality of soil, water, and other natural resources on and near the farm. More importantly, the planning process helps beginning farmers define long and short term goals. These goals can help you improve your chances of a better quality of life at home and in your community.

USDA GAP INTRODUCTION & FIELD HARVEST & WATER QUALITY TESTING @ Rapidan VA, Petersburg VA, South Hill VA
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

USDA’s Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification is achieved through voluntary audits performed by USDA federal or state agency representatives that verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored as safely as possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards.

 

Please note that the location changes for each event. Full details for each can be found by visiting the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s event page.

Feb
21
Thu
Basic GAP and HGAP Training
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day
Mar
8
Fri
Central Virginia Vegetable Growers Meeting @ Giuseppe Center
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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