Working Farms and Food

The concept of incubators to launch new farm businesses has been developing in the sustainable agriculture community for years. Veteran agriculturalists understand that, much like a successful farm business, a successful farmer incubator requires very particular skills and experience.

In the summer of 2012 leading Loudoun County farmers and The Piedmont Environmental Council began a series of planning sessions to design a sustainable model for a Loudoun Farm Incubator. The team applied a unique combination of farming and agricultural land management experience and expertise to the task of creating a viable business plan for a Loudoun Farm Incubator. The outcome of those sessions is summarized below. This summary is a working document, and still evolving. Please contact Mike Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with comments.

As of August 2013 the Loudoun Farm Incubator is seeking a 100 acre site in Loudoun County with at least 50 acres of USDA prime farmland. The incubator is also accepting donations to equip and finance the start-up of the Loudoun Farm Incubator. Please contact Mike Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information. 

Loudoun Farm Incubator Concept [PDF]

 
 
 

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