The Farmers' Convention

November 13, 1866


A convention will be held for farmers across the nation next week. The goal of all those participating is trying to decide how to ensure farming stays profitable for Virginia farmers, especially after the abolition of slavery.


The Farmers' Convention. The farmers' convention called together by the President of the State Agricultural Society of Virginia will assemble in this city on Tuesday next. It is hoped and believed that a large number of persons will attend. We are sure much benefit to the community of producers and the State at large will result from this convention. It will be the agent of collecting facts and experiences from all parts of the State which will be entirely reliable, and will afford the best basis for opinion and future operations: i. e., as far as the developments and experiences up to this time can do so. For it must be seen that the brief period that has intervened since the war has not been sufficient to show clearly to what extent we can rely upon the system of labor newly established in the land. Socially and politically this Farmers' Convention will exert a good influence. Such men as the farmers of Virginia, assembled together, cannot fail to throw light upon the practical interests of society; and this is the time of all in this country that requires their combined as well as their individual wisdom and energy to carry us through the troubles which surround us. We are sure this opinion is entertained by them, and they will be fully animated by a patriotic desire to promote the general as well as their individual good. We therefore expect a large attendance of the most intelligent farmers from the best producing districts of the State.
About this article

Contributed By

Nat Berry




“The Farmers' Convention,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed March 30, 2023,