There will be a Local Food Networks Conference at the Virginia Farm Bureau’s home office, 12580 West Creek Parkway, Richmond, VA 23238 on February 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This year’s conference will focus on safe products. The morning session will address safe production and harvesting/handling, along with best practices for managing risks. The afternoon session will be dedicated to networking opportunities for buyers and sellers. Participants who farm will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with buyers interested in purchasing local foods.
Denise Hudson and Renard Turner will be guests on the morning session panel workshop. They will address small ruminant production and marketing.