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.
Whole Farm Planning
January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Whole Farm Planning — Virginia Cooperative Extension – Virginia State University
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.
VSU Small Farm Outreach Agents Susan Cheek 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
One of our Beginning Farmer Mentors, as they share their own farm experience and insights
For information, contact Small Farm Agent Susan Cheek, (804) 720-5539 / firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Small Farm Outreach Program Office at (804) 524-3292.