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Agribusiness Production & Financial Management


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Agribusiness Production & Financial Management

MARCH 16 (1:00PM - 7:00PM) and MARCH 17 (9:00am-4:00pm)

Institute for Advanced Learning & Research
150 Slayton Rd • Danville, VA

$50 COURSE FEE includes all course materials.
Fees are payable on the day of arrival at the course location by cash or check made payable to "Virginia State University."

Designed especially for limited-resource and veteran farmers, the six-part Agribusiness Production & Financial Management course will allow you to:

  • Meet the mandatory USDA/FSA financial and production management borrower training requirements.
  • Find resources to help boost farm profitability and income for farm families and local communities. 
  • Offer hands-on training to farmers and assist them in developing valuable skills in financial management and crop production. 

Find out what you need to know for tax planning, record-keeping and marketing as well as strategies for reducing risk and connecting to available funding through state and federal agencies—all designed to help you grow and sustain a successful farm business.

The Agribusiness Production and Financial Management course builds on strong partnerships with USDA agencies, local banks and industry collaborators to develop an innovative, culturally sensitive, level appropriate, and practical research-based curriculum. Instructors include multidisciplinary staff from Virginia State University’s Colleges of Agriculture and Business, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Farm Credit officials and producers who have had success with our programs. Completion of the course may offer CE credit. Contact Michael Carter (mcarter@vsu.edu) for eligibility requirements or additional information.


FARM TOURS FOR AGRIBUSINESS & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

To complete the course, participants must attend (at least) one of the scheduled farm tours below. You will be able to select the tours that you will attend when you register.

April 3 (10AM-12PM)
Slade Farm, Surry County, VA
Tour will highlight The uses of cover crops in preparation for planting.

April 27 (6PM-8PM)
Fauquier Education Farm, Warrenton, VA
Tour will highlight information on high tunnels, low tunnels, cover crops, soil preparation, cold season and warm season crops.

May 1 (10AM-12PM)
Slade Farm, Surry County, VA
Tour will highlight sweet potato trans plant production.

May 17 (10AM-12PM)
Ashby Farm, Martinsville, VA
Tour will highlight vegetable and egg production. Specialty crops are rhubarb and purple sweet potatoes.

May 25 (6PM-8PM)
Fauquier Education Farm, Warrenton, VA
Tour will highlight information on row crop covers, low tunnels, and plant protection.

June 19 (10AM-12PM)
Brandon Farm, Tappahannock, VA
Tour will highlight crop rotation with corn , winter wheat, and soybeans ,along with best management practices BMP.

June 26 (10AM-12PM)
Brandon Farm, Tappahannock, VA
Tour will highlight crop rotation with corn , winter wheat, and soybeans ,along with best management practices BMP.

June 26 (10AM-12PM)
Ashby Farm, Martinsville, VA
Tour will highlight vegetable and egg production. Specialty crops are rhubarb and purple sweet potatoes.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Michael Carter (mcarter@vsu.edu) or call the Small Farm Outreach Program at Virginia State University, (804) 524-3292

PLEASE NOTE: Classes with less than five (5) registered attendees may be canceled by the instructor. Registered attendees will be notified of changes or cancellations seven (7) days prior to the course start date, and pre-paid registration will be refunded in full. 

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) 524-3292 / (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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Later Event: March 17
Farm Equipment Safety