Friday, March 8, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Clarion Inn & Conference Center (Formerly Best Westner Lee Jackson)
711 Millwood Ave
Winchester, VA 22601

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John Magistro
Loudoun Economic Development



2019 Forum for Sustaining Agriculture

This is the 15th annual Forum for Sustaining Agriculture (formerly Forum for Rural Innovation). The purpose of the forum is to showcase new and exciting projects and programs that enhance farm or rural business profitability. The models presented at the forum also focus on conserving farmland and natural resources, and developing new approaches to rural prosperity in upscale areas where land commands premium prices.

The Forum will feature a series of presentations, with an emphasis on innovative business opportunities. Topics and exhibits have been chosen to present practical examples of successful innovative operations that could be adapted to any farm. The program will feature some of the most progressive and recognized farms, organizations and research in the United States.



8:15 - 9 a.m.                               Registration, Exhibits and Refreshments

9 - 9:45 a.m.                               Changing Landscapes Initiative

9:45 - 11 a.m.                             Education Panel

11 - 11:45 a.m.                           Access to Land

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.             Shenandoah County Conservation Farm Project

12:15 - 12:30 p.m.                     Awards

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.                       Lunch and Exhibits

1:30 - 2 p.m.                              Soil Health Cover Crops

2 - 2:30 p.m.                              Smart Farm Innovation Network

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.                         Family Farm Succession

3:45 - 4 p.m.                              Closing Remarks; Adjournment