Virginia farmers to gather for annual convention

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Hundreds of farmers from around the state are expected to attend the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention later this month.

The convention will be held Nov. 28-30 at the Williamsburg Lodge.

About 700 people are expected to attend the event, which will determine the farm bureau's legislative agenda.

Educational conferences will include: "Cannabis Production - Are There Value-added Crop Opportunities?" featuring a speaker from the Colorado-based Marijuana Industry Group. Another is "Lessons Learned on Leases - Solar, Cellular and Others," featuring information about what farmers should look for when approached to lease land for cell towers, solar energy fixtures and other structure.

© 2017 Associated Press


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