Farm Credit of the Virginias, in partnership with Old Republic Title and the Botetourt Chamber of Commerce, will host a Farm-to-Table Lunch and Learn event open to all those involved or interested in agriculture on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m.
Members of the Botetourt Agricultural Committee, Ag and Natural Resources Extension Agent Kate Lawrence and 4-H Extension Agent Tyler Painter will facilitate discussion on current and future programming goals and opportunities involving agriculture in Botetourt County. The Botetourt Chamber of Commerce plans to discuss how it can assist the community with agricultural interests. Dialog will also include youth opportunities through the county 4-H and FFA programming. The event is open to all Botetourt citizens interested in the local agriculture industry.
The Lunch and Learn event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with time allocated to networking followed by lunch at noon. Lunch will feature foods locally produced in Botetourt County and prepared by local restaurants. The event will be held at Jeter Farm at 181 Blue Ridge Blvd., Roanoke..
The cost is $20 for Chamber of Commerce members and $25 for non-members. Payment is required prior to the event. Interested individuals are encouraged to learn more and register by October 9 at the following link: https://bit.ly/3jhMYLU or by contacting Jennifer Vance, Marketing and Events coordinator for the Botetourt Chamber of Commerce, at 473-8280.
Scott Stevens, Farm Credit of the Virginias loan officer, noted, “We are proud to sponsor this event in support of Botetourt County agriculture. Agriculture is constantly changing. We must learn to adapt programming and business practices as traditional farms transition to the next generation of producers.”
The in-person event will abide by published CDC guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19 to include social distancing, the wearing of masks and individually packaged lunches. Masks will be made available.