forum_thumb2017 Forum for Rural Innovation

The purpose of the forum was to showcase new and exciting projects and programs that enhance farm or rural business profitability. The day was filled with exhibits and panels, offering opportunities for networking and education. Attendees heard how individual farms, businesses and universities are planning for agricultural innovation.

BLOG: Loudoun’s Innovative Agriculture in the Spotlight

The day-long event included sessions on the miniature livestock craze, marketing, agriculture law, how to create additional revenue streams, and more.

If you could not attend the event, or wanted more information from the speakers, see the links below:

Powerpoint Downloads:

Agripreneurs: The Future of Agriculture | Matthew Byrd: “Byrds & Bees”

Agriculture Law | Mark Botkin: Various Legal Issues for Farmers

Agritourism Obstacles: “Haybales to Bridesmaids” | Don Taylor: Windy Knoll Farm


Video Streams:

Agripreneurs: The Future of Agriculture

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Basil Gooden’s Remarks:

Photo Gallery:

2017 Forum For Rural Innovation