About Growers Academy
The Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center is offering the fourth annual Growers Academy, a series of courses specifically designed to help new and transitioning agricultural businesses succeed. An 8 week learning series focused on low-input crop production and launching your own agri-business. Instructors include resource professionals and farm business owners.
- Planning for Success: Setting Goals and Establishing Targets
- Soils and Composting
- Business Plan Development
- Equipment for Small Farms
- Preventative Pests and Weed Management
- Crop Production and Planning
- Business Plan Review
- Farm Tour on Saturday, March 9
Dates and Location
January 22 March 12, 2013
Tuesdays, 6-9 pm (no class on February 19)
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center in the Roanoke Higher Education Building at 108 North Jefferson Street
Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center, Manager
108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 701, Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: 540-553-2311 or email@example.com
Notices & News
Want to start a farm business but don’t have land?
Graduates of the Growers’ Academy are eligible to lease land at a discounted rate at the Catawba Sustainability Center in Catawba, Virginia.
Check out the 2010
Growers' Academy video.
View it on YouTube