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Financial Needs Assessment

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October 6, 2016

Amy Fail Fannon, Virginia Cooperative Extension (Lee County)

Presenter Bio: Amy Gail Fannon is the Extension Agent of Agriculture and Natural Resources for Virginia Cooperative Extension in Lee County.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Crop and Soil‐Environmental Science with minors in Forestry and Environmental Science in December 2008 from Virginia Tech. She finished her Master's Degree in Crop and Soil‐Environmental Science from Virginia Tech with her thesis focusing on hair sheep production in silvopasture systems in 2012.  Amy resides on her family’s small farm in community of Hickory Flats in Lee County.  The farm has been in the family for four generations and currently produces soybeans, corn, alfalfa hay, and pumpkins.

Financial Needs Assessment.pdf

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