All in person workshops around the state have been postponed until the further notice. Please look for our virtual workshops and webinars starting in April.  

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At a time of great unrest and uncertainty, more than ever we need to think about and plan for resiliency in our local and regional food systems that also ensures long term community well-being. This includes shifting towards and expanding a collaborative mind set as farmers and farmer educators. This webinar will share collaborative marketing and distribution models and best practices for networking to realize collective action among farmers.
Our panelists include Michael Carter Junior and Anna and Brent Wills. Michael is a farmer at
Carter Farms, coordinator of VSU’s Small Farm Outreach Program, and collaborator of the Black Church Food Security Network. Anna and Brent Wills, own and operate Bramble Hollow Farms in Montvale, Virginia. Anna is a co-founder of a regional farm cooperative, Edible Goose Creek and Brent is President of the Virginia Association for Biological Farmers.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from our panelists and ask them questions about their experience working in collaboration with other farmers.
The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program is a state-wide and coalition-based program. Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension serves as the backbone organization for the Coalition. In partnership with VSU Small Farm Outreach Program, funded through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA-National Institute of
Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center. For program questions, contact the program director, Kim Niewolny at niewolny@vt.edu.
For more information about the webinar, contact Katie Trozzo at ketrozzo@vt.edu.
Michael Carter Junior
Anna Wills
Brent Wills
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Not recommended, audio only experience
+1 929 436 2866 (US) Webinar ID: 941 4285 0237
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https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/94142850237