VABF awarded 2021-2022 VBFRC Coalition Mini-grant Project
Beginning Farmer Track at the 22nd Annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference
Project Description: The Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) is offering a Beginning Farmer Track at the 22nd annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference, January 22-24, 2022 at The Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia. The Beginning Farmer Track will directly support startup farmers, re-strategizing farmers, and establishing farmers. Through existing partnerships and promotion to VABF’s vast Virginia farmer network, they aim to provide training and education to beginning farmers in sustainable farming practices and whole farm planning at the 22nd annual Conference.
Lindsay Newsome, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2020-49400-32326. For more information about the program, contact Katie Trozzo, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or 540-231-4582. For other questions, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.