Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Local Food Networks Conference

Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation & Rural Sustainability (Virginia FAIRS) in partnership with USDA Rural Development and Lulus Local Food are pleased to announce the . . .

2012 Local Food Networks Conference

Monday, February 27, & Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Virginia Farm Bureau

Richmond, Virginia

 Who should attend?

Farmers, farmers’ market managers, school system representatives, community representatives and Extension faculty who are developing local food systems, and anyone who is exploring new marketing opportunities for local foods.

Who is speaking?

Each topic and speaker is designed to transition you from the “big picture” to the specifics. The program is included within the email for your review (see below). Most of the speakers have confirmed, but a few have not yet been able to commit.

How do we register?

Just visit

Complete the registration page.

What does it cost?

$25 per person. This investment includes all meals and conference materials.

Need more information?

Just contact Chris Cook at Virginia Farm Bureau or me . . . we are happy to answer your questions.

Chris and Martha

Chris Cook
Assistant Director Rural Development
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
(o) 804.290.1111
P.O. Box 27552, Richmond, VA 23261
 Martha A. Walker, Ph.D.

Community Viability Specialist
Virginia Cooperative Extension
150B Slayton Avenue, Suite 112D
Danville, VA 24540
Telephone 434.766.6761

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