April 23, 2016- Sustainable Viticulture at JBR Vineyards

April 23, 2016- Sustainable Viticulture at JBR Vineyards 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. JBR Vineyards, 1251 Springdale Road (Not GPS-able. Go 1.8 miles up Springdale Road from Trigg. No facilities.)   Learn about sustainable viticulture practices Site selection Erosion control Water usage How to minimize use of pesticides Fertilizer usage Composting Animal control More See a working wine grape vineyard Observe planting techniques Other related topics: trellising, vine pruning, vine density Ask questions Here are driving directions to the vineyard: From I81...

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April 28-Free Marketing Workshop for Local Food Producers and Artisans "Every customer who walks by your market booth represents money gained or lost. Just as you harvest your farm products, you harvest your customers. Come learn about winning direct marketing strategies that you can implement this year for maximized profits, " states Dr. Theresa Nartea, Marketing & Agribusiness Assistant Professor and Extension...

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Apr 09 2016

Free Marketing Workshop for Local Food Producers and Artisans on April 28

April 21-How to Grow Food Products For Sale Local growers and producers are invited to a free workshop on growing produce for direct sales on April 21,  9 to noon, at the Giles Lifesaving and Rescue Squad Building in Pearisburg. Speaker Allen Straw, Area Specialist in horticulture, small fruit and specialty crops will provide the latest information on new production management techniques and possibilities of marketing crops in...

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