FINANCIAL AID: VABF Financial aid funds are very limited and will be granted based on both need and experience with and a future in, organic and sustainable agriculture. Financial aid is intended for those who would not be able to attend this conference without it. Financial aid recipients are required to volunteer for 8 hours total, split into shifts, and to attend the whole conference. Financial aid covers the full cost of conference registration for Jan 12 & 13, 2019, which includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Financial aid does not cover any lodging or travel expenses. Financial Aid recipients will be provided a discount code for 100% off an individual Conference Registration.
CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers receive 50% off an individual registration fee in exchange for 8 hours of work, at a $15/hour rate. A 50% off discount code will be provided for the online registration, if application is accepted. Volunteer work needs are varied, so list skills and financial need below. Conference registration is for Jan 12 & 13, 2019 and includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and lodging fees. Volunteers who do not work their shifts will be charged the full Conference Registration amount.
PRE-CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are also needed for Pre-Conference, on Friday, January 11. If the application is accepted, a 50% off Pre-Conference workshop discount code will be provided for volunteers that work for 3 hours on Friday. The 50% off code does not apply to the Friday lunch ticket. Acceptance as a Pre-Conference Volunteer is separate from a Conference Volunteer. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Pre-Conference volunteers who do not work their shift will be charged the full Pre-Conference Registration amount.