Annual Meeting & Policy Conference


We're moving virtual!

Annual Meeting is set for Wednesday October 28th!

Date & Time: October 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM
                      Followed by State & National Policy Meeting on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual 
Registration:  Click here!
Agenda:
Click here!

Why Should You Attend?
  • This exclusive event is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow industry members and celebrate the industries we cherish, Agriculture and Forestry
  • Attendees will learn about a variety of topics related to agribusiness with updates from VDACS and American Farmland Trust. We will also have an update on Covid impacts and prospects in agriculture with preliminary data from Virginia Tech and a political outlook report

  • 3 events, 2 half days! We are combining our Annual Meeting and our State and National Policy Discussions 
  • The Council's "Agribusiness of the Year Award" winner will be presented

A Message from the Council

Over the past months, VAC staff and board members have been closely monitoring the status of the industry due to COVID-19 and discussing our role in keeping you essential, being available as issues arise, and providing relevant and timely information as a service to you.

In August, our Board of Directors met to evaluate the latest state guidance for public gatherings, discuss current employee-based travel restrictions, and review meeting alternatives utilized by other associations. Although it was not an easy decision, we recognized an in-person meeting this fall was not going to be possible as we hoped.

The Virginia Agribusiness Council is pleased to announce our first-ever virtual Annual Meeting and Policy Discussion Round Tables on October 28th and 29th.  We look forward to you and your organization's participation and we will provide plenty of ways to sponsor the event to get the most out of your experience in the coming weeks. We are excited to work with you to make this the first (and best) virtual conference we've ever hosted!

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Director of Member Services and Events Sarah Jane at sarahjane@va-agribusiness.org.

Thank you for your continued support of the Virginia Agribusiness Council as we continue to serve as your unified voice. On behalf of all of us at the Council, we hope that you and all of your loved ones stay safe and healthy!

Schedule

Wednesday, October 28th: Day 1, Annual Meeting

  • 9:00 am -- Welcome from the Council
  • 9:10 am - 12:05 pm -- Morning Sessions, breaks included
  • 12:05 pm - 1:30 pm -- Business Meeting, Agribusiness of the Year , Keynote Speaker
  • 1:30 pm -- Conclude

Thursday, October 29th: Day 2, State and National Policy Discussions

  • 9:00 am -- Welcome from the Council
  • 9:10 am - 10:10 am -- Legislative Roundtable with invited Virginia legislation
  • 10:10 am - 12:30 pm -- State Policy group discussion, breaks included
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm -- National Policy group discussion, breaks included
  • 1:30 pm -- Conclude

    Registration & Sponsorships

    Registration: Click here
    Members: Free
    Non-members: $50, deductible towards your 2021 membership

    • Event Sponsor ($1250) - Opportunity to submit a 2 minute video ad to play, opportunity to submit a one page handout in our virtual pdf program. Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event; logo with your selected web address on our event launch page during the meeting. Your logo as a virtual background at points during the conference.

    • Presentation Sponsor (Limit 4, $750) - Opportunity to submit a 90 second video ad to play during a break; opportunity to submit a one page handout in our virtual pdf program. Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event; logo with your selected web address on our event launch page during the meeting. Your logo or product placement in video during one of our presentations. 

    • Keynote Speaker/ Business Meeting Sponsor ($500) -  Opportunity to submit a half page handout in our virtual pdf program. Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event; logo with your selected web address on our event launch page during the meeting; your logo or product placement during the conference.

    • State Policy Sponsor ($350) - Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event & policy meeting; your logo on the screen at points during the discussion; go with your selected web address on our event launch page during the meeting.

    • National Policy Sponsor ($250) - Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event & reception; logo with your selected web address on our event launch page during the meeting.

    • Break Sponsor ($150) - Your name & logo in meeting promotions; recognition during event; your logo on slideshow during breaks; logo with your selected web address on our event launch page during the meeting


    Have a Question about sponsorships? Let us know how we can fit your needs!
    Call us at 540-589-8528 or email sarahjane@va-agribusiness.org 


    NOT A COUNCIL MEMBER? NO PROBLEM!

    See what the Council is all about by attending this event

    **State and national policy discussion is closed to non-members**

    Email vac@va-agribusiness.org to learn more!



              






    Thank You to Our Sponsors!

          

             

     

              

                              

                   

    Refund Policy:

    No refunds for payments made (or outstanding payments due) 7 days or less prior to event.

    Virginia Agribusiness Council
    (804) 643-3555; vac@va-agribusiness.org
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