Virginia Evergreen Summer 2018

Volume 8, Issue 3

Summer 2018

Inside this Issue: From the President − 3 Order Your Plants Early! – 5 Conference Invitation ‒ 8 Conference Program ‒ 9

WPS Training Materials ‒ 10 Conference Registration ‒ 11 Scholarship Auction Donation – 12

Tree &Wreath Contest Rules & Entry Form – 13 Agribusiness Leadership Change ‒ 15

Conference Farm Tour ‒ 15 Secretariat of Ag & Forestry Appointments – 16 Farm Bill - Why It Matters –16 Farm Bill - Pest & Disease Funding –16 Spotted LanternFly Update – 18 Conference Farm Tour – 19 Advertisers Purcell Manufacturing ‒ 2 Alpha Nurseries − 4 Bosch’s Countryview Nursery – 6 Riverside Enterprises ‒ 12 Kelco ‒ 12 Tim Mitchell’s Yule Stand System − 17 Tree Teck – 19 LaRon Christmas Tree Farm – 19 Wagoner’s Fraser Knoll ‒ 20

Customers at Hidden Fields Farm picking their perfect Christmas tree!

CONFERENCE FARM TOUR Hidden Fields Farm Covington, VA

REGISTER TODAY!! August 9-11, 2018 Annual Conference & Farm Tour Natural Bridge, VA Hidden Field Farm was founded in 2014 by Robert and Cecille McDowell in the Rich Patch Area of Alleghany County. As a family owned and operated business, Hidden Fields Farm specializes in greenery, wreaths, swags, centerpieces, hand- tied bows, and other seasonal holiday decor.

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