Save the date for two upcoming Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program spring in-service trainings.
May 16: Farm Transfer Strategies and Networking professional development training
As an initiative of the land access group, the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition will be holding a Farm Transfer Strategies and Networking professional development training for Virginia Cooperative Extension professionals, non-profit organizers, and service providers on May 16 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Building in Richmond, Virginia. The time frame for the training is approximately 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with lunch provided. This training features Kathy Ruhf of Land For Good, a nationally recognized leader in farm entry, succession, and tenure. The training will also include coalition partner resources and the expertise of Andrew Branan, a regional voice in farm legal and tax issues, particularly those surrounding transfer of the family farm.
May 17: Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition statewide gathering
The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition will be holding our spring coalition meeting in Richmond, as a follow up to the Farm Transfer Strategies and Networking training. This half-day, statewide gathering is an opportunity for coalition partners to network, share resources, and learn about this past year’s work, including: whole farm planning programming; mini-grant initiatives; and many of our action team projects that coalition partners are leading across Virginia. New Extension agents are encouraged to attend. Lunch and travel accommodations will be available.
Accommodations will be available for those individuals who will be attending both events and require lodging.