We are continuing to serve Beginning Farmers in Virginia through our online resources, whole farm planningwebinars, and compiling upcoming events. For COVID-19 specific announcements and resources, please see Virginia Cooperative Extension's COVID-19 Resources page. Also, check out Virginia Tech's Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation's page on The Food System and COVID-19 for articles, news, and resources related to COVID-19.

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, contact Katie Trozzo, Program Coordinator, at vabeginningfarmer@vt.edu or 540-231-4582.   For other questions, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director, at niewolny@vt.edu.

For website updates, such as broken links, please contact vabeginningfarmer@vt.edu