Annual Meeting & Conference

Thanks to overwhelming industry support, we are unable to take additional registrations at this time.  If you have any questions, please contact the Council at 804-643-3555.  Thank you!


Date & Time: September 19, 2018
Location: Barboursville Vineyards (directions here)

Why Sho
uld You Attend?
  • This exclusive event is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow industry members and celebrate the industries we cherish, Agriculture and Forestry
  • Attendees will have the chance to hear from important policy makers
  • Attendees will learn about a variety of topics related to agribusiness, including tariffs and trade, rural mental health challenges, and the economic impact of the dairy industry
  • The Council's "Agribusiness of the Year Award" winner will be presented

Schedule

8:00 am - 8:45 am --Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Morning Sessions
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Annual Meeting Luncheon & Keynote
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm -- Afternoon Sessions & Tour of Barboursville Vineyards
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm -- Closing Reception

    Registration & Sponsorships

    Registration ($185) 

    • Event Sponsor ($1500) - Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event; registration for one
    • Keynote Speaker Sponsor ($750) - Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event & meal
    • Lunch sponsor ($750) - Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event & meal
    • Networking Reception Sponsor ($500) - Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event & reception
    • Panel Sponsor ($500) - Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event; opportunity to introduce panel, speaker or your organization during event
    • Breakfast Sponsor ($250) - Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event & meal
    • Tour Sponsor ($250) - Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event

    NOT A COUNCIL MEMBER? NO PROBLEM!
    See what the Council is all about by attending this event!
    Prospective members are eligible for a discounted registration rate.  
    Email vac@va-agribusiness.org to learn more!



                              Thank You To Our Sponsors:






    Meet Your Agriculture & Forestry Leaders!

           

    Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry Bettina Ring (above left)
    VDACS Commissioner Jewel Bronaugh (center)
    State Forester Rob Farrell 

                          

    Deputy Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry Brad Copenhaver 
    Asst. Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry Heidi Hertz


    Keynote Speaker...


    Bruce Summers, Administrator for USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service


    Tariffs & Trade Panelists...



    Left to Right:
    Tom Sleight, U.S. Grains Council
    Ryan Turman, The Turman Group

    Event Links

    Scroll to the bottom of the page for on-site accommodations (limited) at the winery and other nearby options
                              

                   

    Refund Policy:

    No refunds for payments made (or outstanding payments due) 7 days or less prior to event.

    Virginia Agribusiness Council
    (804) 643-3555; vac@va-agribusiness.org
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