Please join Governor Terry McAuliffe for the 9th Annual Governor's Conference on Agricultural Trade.

Co-hosted by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the Virginia Port Authority, and the Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.  This year's conference will feature another outstanding and distinguished lineup of speakers discussing challenges and opportunities for global agricultural and forestry exports.
March 6 - 7, 2017
Marriott Richmond Downtown

Sponsorship Opportunities: 

Levels of Sponsorship Available (please see Sponsor Page for more information): 
  • Gold Sponsor: $5000, 4 maximum
  • Silver Sponsor: $2500, 5 maximum
  • Bronze Sponsor: $1000
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, questions and other assistance, please contact Caitlin Clark-Maxwell at 540-461-1246 or


Previous Speakers Included: 
•The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia
•The Honorable Mark Warner, U.S. Senator
•His Excellency José Ramón Cabañas, Ambassador of the Repubic of Cuba
•John Reinhart, CEO & Executive Director, Port of Virginia
•Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, USTR
•Mark Killebrew, Vice President of International Sales, Tyson Foods
•Jim Sumner, President, U.S.A. Poultry and Egg Export Council