Roanoke hosts Taste of Virginia Expo

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Organic farmers, gardeners, and foodies were in the Star City Monday for the last day of a three-day conference to learn more about their craft.

This was the 21st meeting of the “Taste of Virginia Expo” at Hotel Roanoke.

Topics during the conference ranged from medicinal mushroom-growing to beekeeping; backyard chickens and rabbits to the growing industrial hemp industry as well as the importance of building healthy soil naturally.

“This whole idea of soil health and feeding the soil feeding the biological component of soil has really become paramount.”

Brent Wills, Virginia Association of Biological Farming President

This weekend’s conference was hosted by the Virginia State University College of Agriculture and the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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