Beginning Farmer 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, 7:00 PM
Repeats every 7 days, until Mar 15, 2017
Location: Virginia Cooperative Extension - Fauquier, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, Virginia

Are you thinking of starting a production farm or of diversifying an existing farm? If you answered yes then join us this spring to work with local educators, producers, and industry leaders to explore those ques- tions and evaluate your farming future.

The Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer Program (NPBFP) is a multi-class initiative to help aspiring and diversifying farmers make informed decisions about a new operation. NPBFP uses curriculum compiled by VA Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE). The program’s focus is on:

  1. Introduction to Whole Farm Planning
  2. Marketing
  3. Introduction to Farm Business Management

NPBFP is a partner of the Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition (VBFRCP). For more information on the VBFRCP, please visit Funded through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Award number: 2015-70017- 22887.

Important Dates:
Feb. 1st - Free Orientation to outline program
Classes -Wednesday evenings Feb. 8th—March 15th
Class Time: 7-9 p.m.

Cost of series is $100 individual, $150 for couples

To register, send check made payable to:

Fauquier Education Farm
c/o VCE-Fauquier
24 Pelham Street
Warrenton, VA 20186

All classes to be held at
Va. Cooperative Extension, Fauquier Office
24 Pelham St. Warrenton, Va. 20186

For further information contact Jim Hankins: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (540) 533 6500

This is a joint effort of Cooperative Extension in Culpeper, Fauquier, and Rappahannock Counties and the Fauquier Education Farm 

Virginia Cooperative Extension - Fauquier, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, Virginia

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