Event Details

Please join us for an agricultural evening of a locally produced dinner by Botetourt Farmer's Market and our local producers. Enjoy keynote speaker, the distinguished Matthew Lohr, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, who will speak to issues concerning Botetourt County.

The Preserve at Crooked Run will be the beautiful setting for this wonderful evening of local celebration. Our farmers and producers will have tables setup, displaying their products and educating the public about what they offer locally for food and goods to the Community. In honor of Labor Day, they will share the fruits of their labor. It will be a night to remember, celebrating our rich agricultural roots.

Virginia Mountain Vineyards will be serving the wine at this event. We will also have a beer table. The ticket price for dinner includes one drink and guests may purchase additional beer and wine at the event.


  • Matthew Lohr (Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry at Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)

    Matthew Lohr

    Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry at Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


    Matthew Lohr serves as the 5th Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was raised on a Century family farm in the Shenandoah Valley and has spent his entire life working for the betterment of agriculture.

    Matthew developed his passion for public service while serving as both a state and national FFA officer before graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Education. He has more than 30 years of experience as a professional leader and communicator.

    Matthew served as Chief of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency with more than 10,000 employees across 3,000 offices. He also previously served in the Virginia House of Delegates, as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as Director of the Farm Credit Knowledge Center and as a middle school agriscience teacher.

    In addition to serving as Secretary, Matthew along with his two children own and operate Valley Pike Farm, Inc., his family’s farming operation.

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The Preserve at Crooked Run

Camp Fincastle Lane 1356
Fincastle, Virginia

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Vance

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