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Whole Farm Planning

  • King George Cooperative Extension Office 10087 Kings Hwy King George. VA (map)
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Whole Farm Planning

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
6PM-8PM

King George Cooperative Extension Office
10087 Kings Hwy • King George, VA

This educational workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

VSU Small Farm Outreach Program is pleased to host this introductory course from the New, Beginning & U.S. Military Veteran Farmer and Rancher Program for those interested in starting a farm operation or who have been farming for less than 10 years and want to find resources to grow and strengthen their operation.

Whole Farm Planning puts beginning farmers in a good position to maintain or improve profitability while enhancing their sustainability. Whole Farm Planning helps beginning farmers define long- and short-term goals to help you achieve a better quality of life at home and in your community.


LEARN FROM

  • VSU Small Farm Outreach Agents Susan Cheek, Derrick Cladd and Michael Carter Sr. as they review the Whole Farm Planning manual

  • Cooperative Extension Agents for the county who can connect you with local resources

  • Farm Credit representatives with instruction on how you can develop a simple, one-page business plan

  • USDA agency representatives who will share information about available services and resources for farmers

  • Mark Chandler, owner of Chandler Farms and one of our Beginning Farmer Mentors, as he shares his own farm experience and insights 


    For information, contact Small Farm Agents Derrick Cladd, (804)  892-4489; dcladd@vsu.edu, Susan Cheek, (804) 720-5539; scheek@vsu.edu or call the Small Farm Outreach Program Office at (804) 524-3292.


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 (smallfarm@vsu.edu) or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (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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Workshops support the USDA NIFA grant designed for “Outreach, Training, and Technical Assistance Project for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Beginning Farmers and Rancher in Virginia” Award Number 2017-70011-26861

Earlier Event: October 10
USDA Programs Information Session
Later Event: October 16
Growing and Marketing Ethnic Vegetables