Farm Finance and Conservation Planning Seminar
Hosted by Virginia Secretary of Agricultre and Forestry, Matt Lohr
One of the top priorities of Governor Youngkin is to help the next generation of agricultural producers find success. Access to financing is one of the most challenging barriers beginning farmers face. In order to address this issue, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Matt Lohr has partnered with key lending institutions and state and federal agencies to host an educational workshop. The Farm Financing and Conservation Planning Seminar will provide resources helping producers explore their options. The seminar will also incorporate a conservation component since cost share funding is at an all-time high.
Please join this FREE networking opportunity for beginning farmers to learn about farm financing and cost share conservation opportunities. The seminar is being held on two different dates and in two locations.
December 8, 2022
Meadow Event Park / State Fairgrounds
December 16, 2022
Blue Ridge Community College
For more information on the agenda and how to register, click here!
Season 2 of A Taste of Farming and Ranching: October 2022-March 2023
Are you aspiring to farm or just starting out with farming? If so, this “learn as you go” online series is for you! It is designed to help you get a taste of different farming practices and concepts so you can explore your interests, gain a basic understanding of different farming topics, avoid common pitfalls, and get to know the Extension professionals in Virginia here to assist you. In this Series, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Ag agents and VSU Small Farm Outreach Program Associates post short videos (15-20 min) highlighting key information and considerations about different topics they have years of experience helping aspiring and new farmers navigate. Season 1 ran from October 2021 to March 2022 and videos are archived on the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Taste of Farming webpage. All of the videos are also on a playlist on the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition YouTube Page.
We are excited to announce Season 2, running from October 2022 to March 2023. Each month, we will release two new Taste of Farming videos for you to watch! A few weeks after a moderated Q & A session will be held with the presenters where you can hear more from them and have your questions answered. Check out our schedule below and on our website to watch the videos that have been released and register for the moderated Q&A Sessions. Please share with your friends and networks!
November Moderated Q& A Session (Please register to join)
December Moderated Q& A Session (Please register to join)
January Moderated Q& A Session (Registration coming soon)
February Moderated Q& A Session (Please register to join)
March Moderated Q& A Session (Registration coming soon)
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Katie Trozzo at 540-231-4582 during business hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event.