VCTGA Annual Conference and Farm Tour

Aug 1-3, 2024

Floyd Eco Village 

Floyd, VA 

COST $179 / PERSON


VCTGA Program 2024

Thursday, August 1

11:45 – 12:45
VCTGA Board Meeting

12:45 – 1:00pm
Break

1:00 – 3:00pm
Wreath & Bow Workshop

3:00 – 3:15pm
Sweet Providence Farm Introduction

3:15 – 4:00pm
Farm Tour (Sweet Providence Farm)

4:00 – 4:15pm
Break

4:15 – 5:00pm
Pest Inspection – Field Walk
Kyle Peer & Eric Day – Virginia Tech

5:00 – 5:45pm
Social & Drone Field Demonstration
Calab Bartlett, Elevation Aerial Application

6:00pm
Dinner

Friday, August 2

Sweet Providence
3313 Floyd Hwy N.
Floyd, VA 24091

8:00 – 9:00am
Tree and Wreath Contest Setup, & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10am
President’s Welcome
Ryan Clouse

9:10 – 10:00am
Utilizing Drones for Your Farm
Mark Vakarchuk – Databird Solutions

10:00 – 10:15am
Break

10:15 – 11:015am
Panel Discussion – Special Interest Groups & Impacts on Our Industry
Panel Members: Beck Stanley, Independent Lobbyist, Kevin
Spurlin, Va Tech Cooperative Extension, Grayson County,
Ronnie Richardson, Mount Rogers Tree Farm, Earl Deal,
Smokey Holler Tree Farm
Session Moderator: Jeff Gregson, Bees and Trees

11:15 – 12:00pm
Panel Discussion – 2023 Recap: What Did We Learn?
Jonathan McGuire, Spruce Ridge Farm, Erik Biebighauser, Haven Wood Farm

12:00 – 1:00pm
Lunch (catered) w/ Guest speaker Joe Gutherie – Commissioner of VA Ag & Consumer Services

1:00 – 1:45pm
Everything You Need to Know about
Christmas Tree Record Keeping and Taxes (Virtual)
Andrew Bosserman, CPA and Attorney, Charlotte, North
Carolina.

1:45 – 2:30pm
Panel Discussion- Exploring the Wholesale
and Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Market in Virginia and
Beyond
Panel Members: Earl Deal, Smokey Holler Tree Farm, Kyle
Peer, Va Tech Cooperative Extension
Session Moderator: John Carroll, Claybrooke Farms

2:30 – 3:00pm
Marketing & Community Outreach
Phil Woods, Woods Tree Farm

3:00 – 3:15pm
Break

3:15pm
Tree & Wreath Awards, Auction & Social
Danny Neel, Auctioneer

Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, August 3

White Horse Farm
405 Redfield Lane.
Calloway, VA 24067

9:00am – 12:00pm
Farm Tour – White Horse Farm, Calloway VA

11:00 – 11:45
Drone Demonstration
Mark Vakarchuk – Databird Solutions

12:00pm
Lunch (Catered)

Travel Home!


LODGING RESERVATIONS (CLICK HERE)

PLEASE BOOK YOUR ROOM A.S.A.P!! WE HAVE A BLOCK OF ROOMS RESERVED FOR VCTGA AT THE FLOYD HOTEL AND AT THE ECO VILLAGE, UP UNTIL 6 WEEKS OUT. (MID JUNE) WE HAVE AN AMPLE NUMBER OF ROOMS PRESENTLY, BUT THAT FIGURE WILL GO DOWN THE CLOSER WE GET TO THE MEETING.


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VCTGA Annual Meeting 2024

VCTGA Annual Meeting 2024

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