VCTGA Annual Meeting 

Aug 3-5, 2023

Milwood Station 

Winchester, VA 

COST $169 / PERSON


VCTGA Program 2023

Thursday, August 3 – FARM TOUR AND DINNER at Haven Wood Farm

12:00 – Board Meeting

2:00 – 5:00 – Afternoon Farm Tour (Hosted by Haven Wood Farm, 3369 Shepherds Mill Road, Berryville VA)

5:00 – 6:00 – Social

6:00 – Dinner (Catered by Shaffer’s BBQ)

Friday, August 4 – All-day meeting at Millwood Station (252 Costello Drive, Winchester VA)

8:00 – Wreath and Tree Contest Setup

9:00 – Welcome by Ryan Clouse, VCTGA President

9:00 – 10:00 – Panel on Adapting our Sales Operations to Adverse Weather (Moderated by Ben Snyder)

10:00 – 10:30 – Break with Exhibitors

10:30 – 11:30 – Improving Your Tree Farm Operation: Proven methods, tips, research by Dr Richard Cowles, Conn Ag Experiment Station, Researcher and Christmas Tree Grower

11:30 – 12:00 – Alternative Farm Products at Woods Tree Farm by Phil Woods

12:00 – Lunch catered by Shaffer’s BBQ (Guest Speaker: The Honorable Matt Lohr, Secretary of Ag and Forestry)

1:30 – 2:15 – Understanding Your Soils and How to improve Tree Growth by Mark Sutphin, Virginia Cooperative Extension

2:15 – 3:00 – Planning for the Next Crop of Trees (VCTGA Panel, Moderated by John Carroll)

3:00 – 3:30 – VCTGA Business meeting

3:30 – 5:00 – Social and Scholarship Auction by Danny Neel, Auctioneer

Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, August 5

9:00 – Farm Tour at Mountainview Farm (Hosted by the Rhoades Family, 2167 Rittenour Road, Edinburg, VA)

12:00 – Lunch catered by Shaffer’s BBQ (Meeting Adjourns following lunch)


Hotels near Millwood Station in Winchester

Sleep Inn and Suites      140 Costello Dr. Winchester             $94

Fairfield Inn                     250 Front Royal Pike  Winchester     $129

Hampton Inn                   1204 Berryville Ave Winchester       $131


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VCTGA Annual Meeting 2023

VCTGA Annual Meeting 2023

$169.00

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