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Beginning Farmer Webinars

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program hosts webinars that showcase important start-up topics and resources for beginning farmers and ranchers. Past webinars have covered a wide variety of topics, including: whole farm planning, access to credit, enterprise analysis, land transfer, farm labor and internships, and more.

We will be having a webinar on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM (Eastern). The topic of this webinar will be Women in Agriculture: Virtual Roundtable - SW Virginia.

To participate in this webinar, please click here.


Other webinars we have planned for 2017 will cover Food Safety, Virginia's Market Ready program, and a webinar by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Check back periodically for more updates about these webinars!

Looking for a previously recorded webinar?

Visit our Webinar Archive page to watch, rewatch, or download slides and materials from previous webinars



If you want to stay informed about our program activities using social media, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or subscribe to our listserv.  If you have comments or questions, please contact Allyssa Mark by email.

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program 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 #2015-70017-22887. For more information, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director and Extension Specialist, at niewolny@vt.edu or 540-231-5784.


For website updates, such as broken links, please contact Allyssa Mark, Program Associate.