Area fruit growers often look to the Winchester area tree fruit Extension programs to provide real life solutions to their yearly challenges. Tree fruit research and Extension has been occurring in Winchester for more than 100 years, and industry support has been vital for the continuance of Extension events. 

Virginia Cooperative Extension is in the process of planning programs and activities for 2022. In past years, these included the Winchester Area Fruit School (full-day program), five early season meetings (three evening in-depth meetings and two update breakfast meetings), and two in-orchard summer twilight meetings. Growers have recognized these educational opportunities as vital components to the success of their operation.

Industry support is a key factor in providing these programs for area producers. Sponsorships help cover the costs involved with these meetings (speaker fees, meals, travel, etc.; room fees; handouts; set-up expenses; snacks or meals; incidentals). We hope that you will consider being a sponsor for the 2022 growing season.


The first event for 2022 will be the Winchester Area Fruit School (full-day program) which will be held on February 11. More details regarding this initial event will follow at a later date, but please be aware that we will be waiving the $50 vendor fee for sponsors contributing $250 or more to the 2022 tree fruit programs. We also recognize all sponsors at each event in the distribution correspondence as well as on the welcoming kiosk slide in the event serving lines. Sponsors are encouraged to attend meetings and events to network with the growers.

*This system is designed to process online credit card payments only. If you wish to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to "Treasurer, Virginia Tech" to Virginia Cooperative Extension-Frederick County, 107 N. Kent. St., Winchester, VA  22601. Please include a 2022 Sponsorship Form with your check.


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