Looking for more information? We have compiled a list of resources specially intended for beginning farmers. These resources include Whole Farm Planning modules and publications developed by the VBFRC, as well as online resources developed by other organizations. The information will be helpful and useful to beginning farmers and the service providers who work with them. 

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 #2023-49400-40885. For more information about the program, contact Katie Trozzo, Program Coordinator, at or (540) 232-2233. For other questions, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director, at

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