The Northern Neck SWCD is held our annual producer conference on March 7, 2024 at the Westmoreland Fire Department in Montross. We kicked the morning off with a delicious breakfast catered by The Art of Coffee. Aaron Saunders began the conference with updates on the VACS program followed by a producer panel that consisted of George Sydnor, Jarrod Scott & Hunter Sanders. Partner agencies that provided updates included USDA-FSA (Abby Davis), USDA-NRCS (Lucee Kossler), Department of Forestry (Andrew Matteson) and Northern Neck Land Conservancy (Drew Gladwell). Special topics included Leigh Hubbard introducing the Virginia Grains Producer Association, Derrick Gooden with VSU Small Farm Outreach Program, Katelyn Jordan with Virginia Farm Bureau providing the latest updates on the Farm Use Tags, and finally Dylan Pearson with Honeywell introducing the Non-Residential Agricultural Energy Efficiency program by Dominion Energy. This event was open to the Northern Neck agricultural community.

We want to thank all of our sponsors that provided door prizes for the event! We appreciate everyone who attended NNSWCD’s 2024 Producer Conference.