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Small Farm Enterprise Training

  • King and Queen Branch Library 396 Newtown Rd St. Stephens Church, VA (map)

Small Farm Enterprise Training

Farm Business Photo

Risk Management and Marketing for Success 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
9AM-4PM

King and Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Rd • St. Stephens Church, VA

Registration is free and open to the public. Space is limited.
A sponsored lunch will be provided to registered participants.

Small Farm Enterprise Training includes the following sessions:*

MORNING

  • First Steps: Farm Registration and Licensing

  • Market Opportunities and Considerations (identifying potential markets and local points of sale)

  • Introduction to Costs, Budgeting and Recordkeeping (estimating and lowering costs, creating a budget, understanding price volatility and cash flow)

  • Conducting Market Research (identifying your competitors, your customers and alternative markets)


LUNCH (Vendor & Resource Fair)

AFTERNOON

  • Getting Your Personal Finances in Order (separating business and household finances, credit considerations)

  • Legal and Safety Considerations (food safety, worker regulations, pesticide training)

  • Risk Management (crop, farm and liability insurance)

  • Panel Q&A

  • Vendor & Resource Fair


For more information, contact Small Farm Agent Tracy Porter at (804) 481-2566 / tporter@vsu.edu or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

*Training sessions are subject to change prior to the workshop date.


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.

Earlier Event: September 14
Growing and Marketing Ethnic Vegetables
Later Event: September 18
How to Sell Your Timber