Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
Starting a Food Business 101
When: May 12, 2014
Where: Albemarle County Office Building: McIntire, Room 235
Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Please Register Here: https://vce.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1NfTW6KH37psXC5
This class is geared for small-scale food business entrepreneurs – primarily those wanting to sell value-added products, and for food vendors/food trucks at local farmers’ markets. By attending this class, you will have a clearer idea of what's involved in starting a food based business and know what your next steps are to move forward with your dream. The class is structured to introduce you to a diverse array of important local resources.
- Introduction to Microentrepreneurship – Dr. Scott Tate
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Nora Gillespie
- SCORE - Tom McQueeney
- Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) - Kate Weakley
- Virginia Department of Health (VDH) - Archer Campbell
- VA Food Works/Homegrown VA - Allie Hill
- Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) – Cathryn Kloetzli and Ian Pasquarelli
- Group Q & A Session
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2014 version of Virginia Cooperative Extension's Pest Management Guides are now available on our website. The guides cover Field Crops, Home Grounds and Animals, and Horticultural and Forest Crops.
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