On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the Virginia Agri-Women, an affiliate of the American Agri-Women, will host its first annual meeting at Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables in Waynesboro, Virginia. The day will kick off with a business meeting, followed by lunch with the keynote speaker, University of Virginia professor Rae Blumberg.
The day will also include tours of a dairy goat operation, pumpkin patch and horse stables. Chapter leaders encourage women to attend the event and consider joining. The chapter is also looking for agricultural leaders to fill regional board of director seats.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and participants are asked to RSVP by Oct. 3. The event is free but registration is required at loudounfarms.org/vawconference.
Virginia Agri-Women was founded in 2015 and is open to any woman with a passion to promote and educate others about agriculture, according to the group’s Facebook page.
Anyone interested in becoming a member can find more information or fill out a membership form on the group’s web address, sponsored by Loudoun’s Department of Economic Development. Questions should be directed to Cassie Walls at Cassie.Walls@loudoun.gov or 1-(800)-LOUDOUN.