National Conference for Outreach and Ag Development

Virginia State University’s Small Farm Outreach Program in partnership with Minority Outreach Network and USDA will host the first National Conference for Outreach and Agriculture Development on September 10-11, 2019 at the Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, VA.

Outreach Professionals who lead or conduct activities to support farmers and agricultural production through non-governmental organizations (NGOs), grass roots organizations (GROs), schools, universities and state and federal organizations are encouraged to attend.

During this two-day conference, participants will learn ways to grow and strengthen their programs in expert educational sessions and panel discussions on the most important emerging issues for agriculture-related outreach, including:

  • Identifying Financial Resources & Strategies to Help You Create and Sustain Farmers

  • Engaging the Next Generation of Farmers

  • Estate Planning, Land Transition and Heir Property

  • Creating a Local Food Hub With Faith-Based Organizations

  • Engaging Tribal & Native American Communities

  • Empowering Underserved, Minority and Military Veteran Farmers

  • Improving Communications and Customer Relations

  • Finding Solutions to Reduce Farmer Stress and Prevent Suicide

  • Agritourism

EARLY REGISTRATION (BY AUGUST 19, 2019) IS $250 PER PERSON.
$300 PER PERSON BEGINNING AUGUST 20.

Registration includes all general and concurrent sessions, breaks and meals planned for the conference. See the conference agenda below for details (subject to change.) For overnight accommodations, see Travel & Lodging for information and available rates.

Event Properties

Event Date 9/10/2019
Event End Date 9/11/2019
Individual Price Free