Upcoming Programs

December 2016

15   Tri-County Ag Supper Club, Wilson’s BBQ, South Hill at 6:30 p.m.  Meeting are held monthly with supper on your own.  Topics will be determined by request, to include policies and other issues related to agriculture on a local, state and national level.  If you have ever wanted to get together with other producers and discuss topics of interest, with plenty of time for questions and answers, this is your chance.  For more information or to pre-register, contact your local Extension Office:  Mecklenburg – 434-738-6191 x 4371, Brunswick – 434-848-2151, or Lunenburg – 434-321-2009.

January 2017

5   Private Pesticide Recertification Course:  Amelia County: Amelia County Government

Building Conference Room, 16360 Dunn Street, Amelia, VA from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Contact Laura Siegle at 804-561-2481.

5  A FREE Beekeeping Basics Workshop will be offered on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Cumberland Extension Office from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Topics covered will be general bee information, basic equipment, timelines, social order, bee biology, and further education opportunities. Please register by calling the Cumberland Extension Office at 804-492-4390.

9   Private Pesticide Recertification Course:  Buckingham/Cumberland/Prince Edward Counties: Prince Edward Extension Office, 100 Dominion Drive,Farmville, VA from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Contact Katy Overby at 434-392-4246, Jennifer Ligon at 434-969-4261, or Amber Anderson at


9, 10 & 11  The Virginia Biological Farming Conference will be held at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. This conference is Virginia’s premier gathering of organic farmers, gardeners and supporters. Whether you’re an experienced grower or just starting out, you’ll find plenty to interest you. With practical learning and insights from over 30 speakers, an exhibit hall packed with useful tools and services, delicious locally-sourced meals and the very best in networking: the 18th annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference is a not-to-be-missed event!   The conference is a collaboration by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia State University and the Virginia Association for Biological Farming.  To register early:  Early Registration Opens October 15th!  

10   Private Pesticide Recertification Course:  Halifax County: Mary Bethune Center, Halifax,

VA from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Contact Rebekah Slabach at 434-476-2147.

17    Private Pesticide Recertification Course:  Greensville County/Emporia:Greensville/Emporia Extension Office, 105 Oak Street, Emporia, VA from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Contact the

Greensville/Emporia office at 434-348-4223.

17   Tobacco GAP Meeting:  Southern Piedmont AREC, Blackstone, VA at 9:00 am.

17  A FREE Beef Cattle Reproduction Workshop is being offered on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Cumberland Middle School cafeteria starting at 6:30 PM (dinner will be provided). Featured speakers are Dr. Lincoln Montgomery-Rodgers of Agrarian Veterinary Services, LLC and Mr. Robert Whitacre of ST Genetics. Registration is required so please contact the Cumberland Extension Office at 804-492-4390 to save your spot.

18   Tobacco GAP Meeting:  Meherrin River Hunt Club, South Hill, VA at 4:00 pm

19   Tobacco GAP Meeting:  Olde Dominion Ag Complex, Chatham, VA at 4:00 pm.

19   Amelia/Southside Area Dairy Conference: Amelia Presbyterian Church, details TBA. To register, contact Laura Siegle, (804) 561-2481 or laurab08@vt.edu

24   Private Pesticide Recertification Course:  Appomattox: Appomattox Community Center,220 Community Lane, Appomattox, VA from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Contact Bruce Jones; 434-352-8244.

25    Food Safety Best Practices for Farmers Market Growers, Roanoke, VA from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.  A hands-on workshop focusing on a risk-based framework to increase fresh produce food safety from farm to consumer.  Contact Kelli Scott for more information and registration forms kescott1@vt.edu or 540-382-5790.  

25   Virginia Cattlemens Association Winter Producer Educational Meeting and Dinner, 5:30-8, VT Southern Piedmont AREC in Blackstone. Join for a livestock market outlook from Dr. Ron Plain, a VCA update, and a cattle price forecast. RSVP by Jan 20th–call (540) 992-1009 or jcarter@virginiacattlemen.org

25   Tobacco GAP Meeting:  Scottsburg Fire Department, Scottsburg, VA at 10:00 am.

31   Private Pesticide Recertification Course:  Brunswick County: Brunswick County Government Annex Auditorium, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Contact Cynthia Gregg or Virgie Dow at 434-848-2151.

February 2017

2   Private Pesticide Recertification Course:  Mecklenburg County: Sandy Fork Hunt Club, Clarksville, VA from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Contact Taylor Clarke or Vickie Tackett at 434-738-6191 ext. 4371.

15  Tobacco GAP Meeting:  DARK TOBACCO, Midway Baptist Church, Phenix,VA at 10:00 am.

28  Private Pesticide Recertification Course:  Charlotte/Lunenburg Counties: The Workforce Development Building at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville, VA from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Contact Bob Jones or Teresa Long at 434-542-5884 or Lindy Tucker at 434-696-5526.

March 2017

24 &25   South Atlantic Hops Conference, Asheville, NC. The 2017 conference will highlight hop production and research in the South Atlantic region with presentations on the latest research results on hop growing and hop cone chemistry from NC State University, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University. The event includes a set of tours, lectures, presentations, posters, exhibits, and more. Buy early-bird tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-south-atlantic-hops-conference-tickets-26084925715

April 2017

18-20   2017 Virginia Agritourism Conference, Richmond. Join for three days filled with fresh ideas and hot topics in agritourism. For more information, call Martha Walker at walker53@vt.edu or (434) 766-6761.


3 thoughts on “Upcoming Programs

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  2. Dale Monahan

    Is there an upcoming program about pond management? We have algae on our pond and want a natural way of dealing with it.

    Dale Monahan


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