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Statewide Agritourism Conference: April 3-4

Agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff, and local government leaders will gather for the fifth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference on April 3 and 4 in Roanoke, Virginia. The Conference will provide resources, networking opportunities, and new ideas for agritourism entrepreneurs to enhance their business. This year topics will include developing an agritourism operation, managing […]

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Farm2Fork Affair Showcases the Region’s Ag Producers

Over 50 Shenandoah Valley agricultural producers, including 14 Fields of Goldmembers, exhibited their products during the Farm2Fork Affair on March 5 at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds. Buyers representing restaurants, universities, hospitals, and retail stores throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. were able to sample and source products from this […]

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First Cohort Completes BRCC Cyber Security Training

In 2018, the GO Virginia State Board awarded Blue Ridge Community College with a $200,000 grant to launch a Cyber Security Training Program. The CSPDC provides project management and grant assistance for this project. The first cohort of 12 students completed their classroom training in February, 2019. Students will continue their […]

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Rails to Trails Summit Held

Town mayors, trail advocates, and state, regional and local government staff gathered in Woodstock, Virginia on February 22 to create a vision for a 36-mile trail that would link eight towns following a discontinued rail line between the Town of Strasburg in Shenandoah County and the Town of Broadway in Rockingham […]

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GO Virginia Funds the Shihadeh Innovation Project

The GO Virginia State Board awarded $540,000 to Winchester Public Schools to renovate the former 50,000 square-foot John Kerr Elementary School into the Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center, an advanced facility for career and technical education programs. Winchester Public Schools and Clarke County Public Schools will provide the local funding match […]

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