Join us January 10-11 for Virginia's premier gathering of farmers, gardeners, and supporters as the Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) and Virginia State University (VSU) collaborate to bring you knowledgeable speakers, informative sessions, amazing local food, and wonderful networking opportunities!
Pre-Conference Workshops are offered on Monday, January 9th.
Conference information can be found at vabf.org/conference. Visit the website often. Information on speakers, sessions, and opportunities to be involved is updated weekly.
Registration Dates & Rates
Oct 15 – Nov 11
Not available to non members
Nov 12 – Dec 25
Dec 26 – Jan 9
Financial Aid & Volunteer Applications
Nov 12 – Dec 25
After acceptance must register by Dec 25
Jan 10 – Jan 11
Registration is final ~ no refunds will be issued.
*Membership must be current at time of conference for membership rates to apply. If unsure of membership expiration, email email@example.com.
Enjoy Membership Rates!
Join VABF or renew your membership starting at $40. For more information about memberships, visit vabf.org.
This year come we are thrilled to offer an amazing venue for conference, the historic Homestead Resort located in the mountains of Hot Springs, Virginia. Rooms start at only $89/night! Bring your family, friends, and co-workers to conference this year and experience the Southern hospitality and elegant charm that have made The Homestead a premier destination for 22 U.S. presidents dating back to the 18th century. For additional information about The Homestead, visit their website.
To reserve a room and take adavantage of the reduced conferene rate, book here or call (800) 838-1766 and mention you are part of the conference.
Conference fees cover breakfast/lunch/dinner on Tuesday and breakfast/lunch on Wednesday.
MEAL TICKETS FOR NON-CONFERENCE ATTENDEES Due to the number of conference attendees traveling to The Homestead with someone NOT attending conference, we are selling meal tickets. The cost is $100/adult and $70/child under 12. This meal ticket covers meals for both days of conference (Tuesday B/L/D, and Wednesday B/L).
WiFi is free in The Homestead private hotel rooms and the public lobby area.
All cellular service providers have good signal strength at this venue.
Self and valet parking are both $5/day (this is a special conference rate for valet parking).
When traveling to the conference via I-64 W, your GPS may have you exit and take Hwy 606 N (near Clifton Gorge).
Do NOT exit off of I-64 W until you reach Hwy 220 N!
Hwy 606 N is impassable in January.
Stay on I-64 W and proceed to Hwy 220 N.
Email our conference registrar, Jacqueline, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-735-0139.