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 2014 Growers Academy
General Information

About the Growers Academy

The Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center is offering Growers' Academy in Wytheville. Courses are specifically designed to help new and transitioning agricultural businesses succeed. The learning series is focused on low-input crop production techniques and identifying ways to launch your own agribusiness. Instructors represent resource professionals and farm business owners.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Whole Farm Planning
  • Business and Finance
  • Soil and Pest Management
  • Good Agricultural Practices & Food Safety
  • Marketing
  • Crops and Crop Planning

The Farm Credit Knowledge Center is committed to sharing knowledge and resources to individuals interested in agriculture. Their generous scholarship lowered the fee to $175 for each person who wishes to participate in the 2015 Grower's Academy.

Dates and Location

January 20 – March 3, 2015
Tuesdays, 6-9 pm

Farm Credit of the Virginias Business Classroom
370 W. Monroe Street
Wytheville, VA 24382

Josh Nease
Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center, Manager
108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 701, Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: 540-553-2311 or

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.

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