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Resources for Small Farmers


10am - 12:30pm

Loudoun County Cooperative Extension Office

Sykes Hall • 17558 Dry Mill Rd • Leesburg, VA


Many services exist on the federal, state and local level to assist small farmers and ranchers. However, often those who are new to farming and ranching are lost in a maze of government alphabet soup as they try to access these services. This workshop is designed to help new and beginning farmers learn how to take advantage of these valuable programs and provide them with critical information vital to the success of their farming or ranching enterprise. A new and beginning farmer or rancher is a farmer or rancher with less than 10 years of experience in farming and/or ranching.


Lunch is included.


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9:30        Registration

10:00 Introduction to VSU Small Farm Outreach, Patrick Johnson, VSU

10:15 Updates from Extension, James Hilleary, ANR Agent

10:30 NRCS Programs for Farmers 

10:45 Farm Service Agency 

11:00 Local Regulations and Zoning, Loudoun County, Department of Planning and Zoning

11:15 Tax Regulations Impacting Local Farms Office of the Commissioner of Revenue, Loudoun County

11:30 USDA Rural Development

11:45 Loudoun County Soil & Water Conservation

12:00 Nutrient Management 

12:15 Questions and Answers



Contact Sue Naille in the Loudoun County Extension Office at (703) 777-0373

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-5626 / (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. 

Founded in 1882, Virginia State University is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick. VSU’s College of Agriculture consists of three academic departments: Agriculture, Hospitality Management, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Integrated within the College are an Agricultural Research Station; Randolph Farm, a 417-acre research and educational facility; and Virginia Cooperative Extension. 

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