Sunday, February 22, 2009

Vegetable Production and Marketing:

What Crops Have Potential?

This online workshop is designed to help growers learn about vegetables with market potential, principles of produce marketing, principles of organic production, and the importance of food safety

Thursday, February 26, 2009
1:00 p.m. - 4:0 p.m. EST

Via Adobe Connect and the following viewing locations:

Richmond County Extension Office
6128 Richmond Rd.
Warsaw, VA 22572


Albemarle County Extension Office
460 Statecoach Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

The event will be delivered on the Internet via Adobe Connect at:

Program Agenda

1:00 - 1:05 Welcome and Introductions, Dr. Reza Rafie, Virginia State University

1:05 - 1:40 Basics of Produce Marketing, Ms. Heidi McIntyre, McIntyre Marketing Group

1:40 - 2:10 Specialty Vegetables with Market Potential, Ms. Debra Deis, SeedWay

2:10 - 2:20 Questions

2:20 - 2:50 Principles of Food Safety in Vegetable Production and Marketing, Dr. Wesley Kline, Rutgers University

2:50 - 3:05 High Tunnel Production of Fresh Ginger Roots, Dr. Reza Rafie and Mr. Chris Mullins, Virginia State University

3:05 - 3:50 Basics of Organic Production and Marketing, Ms. Amy Hicks, Amy's Garden

3:50 - 4:00 Questions

4:00 Adjourn

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Extension Workshops

Subject: Upcoming Events

On Thursday Feb 19, 2009, Sheri Dorn and I will be providing a garden planning, flower and wildlife workshop in the Fincastle Community Center from 9-11 a.m.

On Friday Feb 20, 2009, Dr. Rick Fell From VT will be offering a bee keeping workshop from 9:30- 2:30 at the Fincastle Firehouse (Basics of Getting Started, How to pick a location, equipment, Biology, and Management).

There is no charge to attend but PLEASE e-mail or call 473-8260 if you are interested. The events will be cancelled if we get no response.

Thank you Cassie Driskill

Monday, February 2, 2009