Farm Mentor Netwrok Information Session — Wednesday, June 27th — 6pm-9pm

Are you looking for opportunities to network with other farmers?

Want to learn more about the Virginia Farm Mentor Network?

Wednesday evening, June 27th, the VBFRCP will host a Farmer Mentoring Information Session in Floyd, VA, at The Country Store.

  • Time: 6pm – 9pm
  • When:  Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  • Where:  The Country Store in Floyd, VA (206 South Locust ST. Floyd, VA 24091)

For more information, contact Kelli Scott at or (540) 315-5884.

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition will host an Information Session at The County Store in Floyd, VA. This evening session is a collaborative effort of several  Coalition organizations: SustainFloyd, Virginia Association of Biological Farming, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Virginia Tech.

The purpose of the session is to discuss the following:

  • What kinds of educational opportunities exist through the Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program (VBRFCP)?  
  • What is the Virginia Farm Mentor Network?
  • How can beginning and established farmers benefit and get involved?
  • What is the current state of farming in Floyd County and the southwest VA region?

Arrive at 6pm with a potluck dish for a “do it ourselves locavore feast” to celebrate the growing season & network.

At 6:30pm, Mark Schonbeck (VABF) will show a short film from the Southern SAWG virtual farm tour series.

The Information Session will begin at 7pm, followed by a friendly discussion and Q/A.

For more information, contact Kelli Scott at or (540) 315-5884.


The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project is a collaborative effort represented by beginning farmer stakeholders across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The project is housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Extension Education. Project funding is sponsored by theBeginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award # 2010-49400.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg. If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify Kim Niewolny at (540) 231-5784, TDD = 1-800-828-1120 during the business hours of 9am to 4pm.





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