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Action Alert – Reconciliation Support for Climate-Smart and Equitable Agriculture


We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advocate for major investments in climate smart agriculture, such as on-farm renewable energy, agriculture conservation practices, research, and resilient supply chains, through a $3.5 trillion climate and infrastructure bill that Congress will pass using the budget reconciliation process.

Here’s how to take action before September 10:


•    Call or email your members of Congress in the House and Senate. To find your representative and their contact information, click here.  


•    Call US Representative Abigail Spanberger on the House Agriculture Committee 202-225-2815

•    Share a letter with your representatives from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition to leadership in Congress on reconciliation support for climate solutions and equity in agriculture 


•    Send an email here!


Call script:

Hello, my name is ____ and I’m a ____ [farmer, parent, concerned citizen…] in the district. I’m calling about the budget reconciliation package. It’s critical that agriculture funding in this bill helps farmers address climate change and adapt to its impacts. Here are the specific investments I hope you will prioritize:

$30 billion for climate-friendly agriculture and working lands conservation programs
$5 billion for climate-resiliency-focused sustainable and organic agriculture research
$3 billion for value-added agriculture, on-farm renewable energy, and livestock processing
$10 billion for debt relief for producers who have not received a fair share from federal support programs

Thank you for your time!

•    Post this to social media to encourage others to contact Congress:

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get major federal investments in climate-smart agriculture. Congress is working on a major spending package for climate and infrastructure through budget reconciliation, and they need to hear from farmers and sustainable agriculture advocates to invest in renewable energy, on-farm conservation practices, organic and sustainable agriculture research, and resilient supply chains.

Learn more and take action here!

Save the Date for the 22nd annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference!

 

22nd annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference will be held in-person January 22-24, 2022 at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

The 22nd annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference is Virginia’s premier organic and sustainable agricultural conference! The Conference brings together farmers, gardeners, eaters, educators, industry professionals, and advocates of biological, sustainable, regenerative, and organic agriculture.

The three day Conference includes: Pre-Conference intensive workshops, 48 concurrent sessions of workshops, presentations, and panel discussions, 50 tradeshow exhibitorslocally sourced farm meals and book sales with author signings. The Conference highlights include a Youth Program, a Silent Auction and networking opportunities including regional meetings and fireside chats, morning yoga for farmers and the Taste of Virginia Expo & Social. 

Request for Proposals


Join us as a speaker and share your knowledge and experience!

Speaker Proposals are being accepted for the 22nd annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference which will be held in-person January 22-24, 2022 at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

Proposals are being accepted for half and full-day Pre-Conference Workshops (Saturday, January 22) and Conference Sessions (Sunday, January 23 and Monday January 24).

Please submit this form by September 15, 2021. Questions? Email Lindsay at coordinator@vabf.org. 

 

https://forms.gle/zibjRuT9YPbF4CkB9

Fill out the Speaker Proposal Form Here

Join us as a Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor!


The 22nd annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference is the premier organic agricultural conference in Virginia and is the best place to show your commitment to sustainable agriculture and to promote your products, brand, and services.

By becoming a sponsor you’ll gain exposure through print media, website presence, social media, newsletters and direct exposure at the Conference with an exhibitor booth at the VABF tradeshow. The tradeshow offers the opportunity to showcase your product or service and network with local farmers and eaters, while exercising support for sustainable agriculture in Virginia.

New in 2022!

The VABF Tradeshow is in one large room along with the Silent Auction and coffee & water breaks. The tradeshow is located in Roanoke AB, next to the General Sessions and Dining Room.

View the Sponsor Packages & Exhibitor Info Here
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