Tuesday, April 18, 2017
11:00 AM
Conference Welcome
11:00 AM
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Concurrent Session: Event Planning & Management
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Presented by Ellen Goldberg, Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast and Lynn Graves, Graves Mountain Lodge
Moderated by Heatther Wheeler, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Resources
Concurrent Session: Social Media
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Presented by Dave Neudeck, Virginia Tourism
Moderated by Sandra Tanner, Virginia Tourism
Concurrent Session: Planning & Zoning
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Presented by Kellie Hinkle, Loudoun County, and Amanda Glover, Augusta County
Moderated by Andy Sorrell, VDACS
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking Luncheon
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Concurrent Session: Financing Roundtable
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Presented by Laurette Tucker, USDA Rural Development, Stephen Versen, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Chris Cook, Virginia FAIRS, and Clay Roberts, Farm Credit
Moderated by Ashley Nauta, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Concurrent Session: Labor - H2A
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Presented by Kerry Scott, Virginia Area Program Manager, MAS Labor
Moderated by Leanne Harrow, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Concurrent Session: Legal Stuff - Business Structure
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Presented by Maggy Gregory, Daniel, Medley & Kirby, PC
Moderated by Livvy Preisser, Virginia Cooperative Extension
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Concurrent Session: Agritourism with a World View
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Presented by Cynthia Chiles, Carter Mountain Orchard
Moderated by Laurette Tucker, USDA Rural Development
Concurrent Session: Marketing
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Presented by Thad Smith and Caroline Logan, Virginia Tourism
Moderated by Sandra Tanner, Virginia Tourism
Concurrent Session: Dream to Reality: Planning the Future
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Chris Cook, Virginia FAIRS and Jessica Hall, Harmony Harvent Farm, LLC
 
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Trade Show Networking
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Explore exhibits that will support your Agritourism Adventure!
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Networking Reception, Speaker Exhibits
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker Exhibits, Cash Bar featuring Virginia's wine and craft beers
Dinner on your own
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:45 AM
Networking Breakfast
7:45 AM
8:15 AM
Open Space
8:15 AM
Participants identify topics and lead the discussion around the breakfast table
9:00 AM
Overview of Farm Tour Schedules and Tour Hosts
9:00 AM
Please see 'Farm Tour Information' tab for a description of the tours before the conference
9:30 AM
Depart on the Tours
9:30 AM
Boxed lunch provided as part of the tour.
4:00 PM
Return to the Hotel and Dinner on your own.
4:00 PM
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:45 AM
Conference Breakfast
7:45 AM
8:15 AM
Understanding the Economic Impact of Agritourism in Virginia
8:15 AM
Presented by the Honorable Dr. Basil Gooden, Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry, and Dr. Vincent Magnini, Virginia Tech
9:30 AM
Building the Agritourism Business
9:30 AM
Presented by Jon Schallert, The Schallert Group
Sponsored by the Virginia State University Small Farm Outreach Program
12:30 PM
Adjourn
12:30 PM