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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

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:*


  • 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)


  • 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 / 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 ( 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