Farm Credit Sponsors Botetourt Farm-to-Table Lunch and Networking Event
Farm Credit of the Virginias, in partnership with Old Republic Title and Botetourt Chamber of Commerce, are pleased to announce a Farm-to- Table Lunch and Learn event open to all those involved or interested in agriculture on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 11:30 AM.
Members of the Botetourt Agricultural Committee along with Ag and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Kate Lawrence and 4-H Extension Agent, Tyler Painter will facilitate discussion on current and future programming goals and opportunities involving agriculture in Botetourt County, Virginia. The Botetourt Chamber of Commerce plans to discuss how they can assist the community with their agricultural interests. Dialog will also include youth opportunities through the county 4-H and FFA programming. The event is open to all Botetourt citizens interested in the local agriculture industry.
The Lunch and Learn event will begin at 11:30 AM with time allocated to networking followed by lunch at noon. Lunch will feature foods locally produced in Botetourt County and prepared by local restaurants. The event will be held at Jeter Farm located at 181 Blue Ridge Blvd., Roanoke, VA.
The cost is $20 for Chamber of Commerce members and $25 for non-members. Payment is required prior to the event. Interested individuals are encouraged to learn more and register by October 9th, 2020 at the following link: https://bit.ly/3jhMYLU or by contacting Jennifer Vance, Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Botetourt Chamber of Commerce at 540-473-8280.
Scott Stevens, Farm Credit of the Virginias Loan Officer, noted, “We are proud to sponsor this event in support of Botetourt County agriculture. Agriculture is constantly changing. We must learn to adapt programming and business practices as traditional farms transition to the next generation of producers.”
The in-person event will abide by published CDC guidelines as they pertain to COVID 19 to include social distancing, the wearing of masks and individually packaged lunches. Masks will be made available.
About Farm Credit of the Virginias
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.8 billion dollars in financing to more than 11,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them. In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. For more information, visit www.FarmCreditofVirginias.com.