Events & News

G.A.T.E. Center Events & News


When: Friday, June 2nd

Time: 6:00PM

Where: GATE Center, Independence, VA

RSVP: May 18th to Angie at


2023 ServSafe Food Protection Manager Training & Certification Exam

Course Cost: $150.00

Instructor: Sandy Stoneman, 276-613-3334 or


**Wytheville Community College – 1000 E Main St., Wytheville, VA

**VA Highlands Community College – 100 VHCC Dr., Abingdon, VA

Wytheville Training Dates & Registration Links

Time for all dates: 8:00AM to 4:30PM

March 11th, 2023 -

May 6th, 2023 –

June 24th, 2023 –

August 26th, 2023 –

Oct. 21st, 2023 –

Nov. 18th, 2023 –

Abingdon Training Dates & Registration Info.

Time for all dates: 8:30AM to 5:00PM

February 18th, 2023

April 15th, 2023

September 23rd, 2023

**Call VHCC Workforce Development to register – 276-739-2430**

Mount Rogers Regional Adult Educational Program

Classes will be held every Thursday from 3:00 – 6:00PM in the GATE Center Conference Room.

Call 800-322-7748 for additional information and to register.

Friends of Agriculture Breakfast

The Grayson County Friends of Ag Breakfast is held 4 – 6 times per year and is open to the public. The purpose of this event is to educate the community on different areas of agriculture, but to also allow producers to meet and talk with other producers in the area. This is a great event to learn from each other as well as industry experts.

Call the Agriculture Economic Development Office for details on upcoming events, 276-773-2471 ext 146.

Monthly Meetings

Contact Us

Facility Manager

Rebekah Jane Roberts


Agriculture Economic Development Director

Lyndsie N. Young

276-773-2471 ext. 146 • 276-768-9706


G.A.T.E. Center

129 Davis Street • PO Box 217

Independence Virginia 24348