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Whole Farm Planning

  • Cooperative Extension Office 100 Dominion Dr Farmville, VA United States (map)
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Whole Farm Planning

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
9AM-12PM

Cooperative Extension Office
100 Dominion Dr • Farmville, VA

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

Join VSU’s Small Farm Outreach Agents Susan Cheek and Derrick Cladd and Cooperative Extension Agent Katy Overby for this introductory course from the New, Beginning & U.S. Military Veteran Farmer and Rancher Program offered by VSU’s Small Farm Outreach Program.

Whole Farm Planning puts beginning farmers in a good position to maintain or improve profitability while enhancing their sustainability. Whole Farm Planning can also lead to protection and enhancement of the quality of soil, water, and other natural resources on and near the farm. More importantly, the planning process helps beginning farmers define long and short term goals. These goals can help you improve your chances of a better quality of life at home and in your community.

Farmer Mentors will share their experience in creating and sustaining their own farm operation and answer questions from participants.

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: September 24
Food Preservation 101
Later Event: September 27
Let’s Grow Apples Together