Virginia Agri-Women Announce Annual Meeting for Oct. 19

As a sponsoring partner, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is pleased to announce the first-ever annual meeting of the Virginia Agri-Women, an affiliate organization of the American Agri-Women.

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 the Virginia Agri-Women will host their first annual meeting at Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables (hermitagehillfarm.com) in Waynesboro, Virginia. The day will kick off with a business meeting, followed by lunch with keynote speaker University of Virginia professor Rae Blumberg. Rae Blumberg’s interests in women’s roles and economic development have taken her all over the world. Blumberg calls women’s economic empowerment “a magic potion for development…”

The day will conclude with farm tours of a dairy goat operation, pumpkin patch and horse stables. Chapter leaders encourage any woman with a passion for agriculture to attend and consider membership in the organization. The chapter is also looking for agricultural leaders to fill regional board of director seats. If you are interested in this free event, please register at loudounfarms.org/vawconference.

Find Virginia Agri-Women on Facebook at Facebook.com/VirginiaAgri-Women, and on Twitter @VaAgriWomen. Anyone interested in becoming a member can fill out a membership form and read more details at biz.loudoun.gov/vawmember. If you have questions, please contact Cassie Walls at Cassie.Walls@loudoun.gov or 1-(800)-LOUDOUN.

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