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VA Farm to Table Conference Held in Weyers Cave

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The 2012 Virginia Farm to Table Conference takes place Wednesday and Thursday at Blue Ridge Community College, bringing together farmers, conservation groups and state agencies.

Participating groups are focused on sharing ideas for innovative and sustainable farming, and meeting the demands of a global market for food.

"Look for opportunities to grow, to partner, to collaborate and really celebrate this industry that we all believe in. Look for ways to continue making agriculture successful for generations to come," said Virginia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Matt Lohr.

At $55 billion a year, agriculture is Virginia's number one industry. Recent years have seen sharp growth in the state's farmers markets and food exports.

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