SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
1478 Levi Rd. • Green Bay, VA
REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/IhSl0s3XlWxYoR9K2
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), and Virginia State University (VSU) have teamed up to develop strategies for increasing awareness of and participation in USDA programs. The agencies have identified joint goals and areas where programs/services interface to promote economic development in targeted areas.
Strike Force workshops are designed to help farmers improve production and provide financial incentives for environmental practices, finance new markets facility, and increase sources and access for locally grown agricultural products.
For more information, contact the Small Farm Outreach Program Office at (804) 524-5626 or Small Farm Agent Derrick Cladd (firstname.lastname@example.org / 804-892-4489) or Grace Summers (email@example.com / 804-712-0093).
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.
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 #2017-70011-26861, and the Southern Risk Management Education Center Grant #545015. For more information about the program or funding, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director and Extension Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-5784.
For website updates, such as broken links, please contact Allyssa Mark, Program Associate.