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Albemarle County to Host Agribusiness Marketing Conference

Albemarle County Economic Development and the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the area’s first Agribusiness Marketing Conference on Monday, January 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Albemarle County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road. The conference looks to help local producers build on the success that Albemarle has achieved as an agribusiness center and destination, including being named both the top spot in the country for agritourism by the website Go Green Travel Green last September and a Top Wine Vacation Destination by U.S. News Travel in 2012 among other accolades.

“We recognize and appreciate the critical role that our local producers play in sustaining a healthy and diverse economy and in promoting our desirability as a tourism destination,” said Lee Catlin, Assistant to the County Executive, in announcing the conference.  “We are excited to be working with local partners like the Chamber to bring together resources to support the success of our agribusiness community, which has been identified as a target industry for Albemarle County.”  

This conference will feature a wide variety of speakers and materials to assist Albemarle County-based farmers and foodies with business development and marketing strategies and resources.  Panel discussions will cover topics such as: lines of business to supplement farm income, risks & rewards; small farm marketing experiences; where to sell; prepared food regulations; branding & marketing resources and much more. 

The registration fee for this conference is only $10.  Please click here for details and registration information:

For more information, please contact Susan Stimart, Albemarle County Economic Development at 434-296-5841.

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