The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will host a series of regional 2014 Farm Bill information sessions in August to share news with producers about programs introduced or modified under the 2014 Farm Bill.
All farmers and farmland owners are welcome. Each meeting will last two to two-and-a-half hours and conclude with an opportunity to get additional information from USDA staff. Refreshments will be provided.
Agenda topics include commodity and farm loan programs; risk management and crop insurance; conservation and natural resources; value-added agriculture; and rural energy.
The first meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston, in conjunction with the VFBF Young Farmers Summer Expo.
Additional meetings will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19 in Wytheville Community College’s Galax Hall; Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Weyers Cave Community Center in Augusta County; Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Workforce Development Center in the city of Franklin; and Thursday, Aug. 28 in the Meadow Pavilion (Gate 2) at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.
For more information, contact Tony Banks, VFBF assistant director of commodity marketing, at 804-290-1114.