Contact Us

Getting in Touch with the VBFRC Team

There are several ways you can contact the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition. We welcome your questions, input, and participation! Please see the following options to best address your needs:

  • For staying up-to-date with networking events and our program activities in Virginia, join our Beginning Farmer Listserv
  • To keep informed about events, news, and activities using social media, "Like" our Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter, and visit our YouTube Channel
  • If you have general questions about the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program, or our Whole Farm Planning Curriculum, contact:  vabeginningfarmer@vt.edu
  • To get in contact with one of our farmer mentoring, email one of our coordinators with the email listed on our Mentoring page
  • To add events to our Events page or share summaries of job or internship opportunities available for beginning farmers and ranchers, please contact: Allyssa Mark
  • For administrative support, such as website updates, please contact: Allyssa Mark

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

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 niewolny@vt.edu or 540-231-5784.

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