7th National Small Farm Conference

Creating and sustaining small farmers and ranchers

1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, 23451, United States

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Creating and sustaining small farmers and ranchers

General info

At the conference, through short courses, oral and poster paper presentations, exhibits, success stories and educational tours in and around Virginia Beach you’ll:

            Learn about innovative advances in research, extension and outreach

            Network and strengthen existing partnerships with other small farm professionals

            Take home new ideas that will help to ensure small farmers and ranchers in your region not only survive, but thrive in today’s economy. 



Registration is easy! Register yourself or a whole group online with a credit card, purchase order or check. Just click here to get started.



All discounted hotel rooms for the 7th National Small Farm Conference have sold out. To find an alternative hotel room, please visit https://www.virginiabeach.com/listing/hotels-lodging. Thank you.




Transfers to/from Norfolk Airport

James River Transportation offers a discounted rate for all arriving and departing attendees.

The discount is eligible to all attendees who make reservations through the online reservation portal at a rate of $50.50* one-way (maximum of 3 passengers per car).

Use Conference Code: USDA when making your reservation



About The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook is a free database of degree programs, consultants, scholarships, funding, conferences, and other education and training resources for professionals and students focused on food systems work. It is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems in collaboration with the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN). The Lyson Center is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Cornell University).


Contact Duncan Hilchey with any questions or comments.