About the Growers Academy
The Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center is offering the fifth annual Growers' Academy, a series of courses specifically designed to help new and transitioning agricultural businesses succeed. This 8-session learning series is focused on low-input crop production techniques and launching your own agribusiness. Instructors include resource professionals and farm business owners.
- Planning for Success: What it takes to start a farm business
- Healthy, Living Soils
- Organic Management of Pests and Diseases
- Business Plans, Startup, and Implementation
- Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
- Marketing Strategies for Your Business
- Crops and Crop Planning
- Farm Tours
This 8 session learning series is $225. Limited scholarships are available, please inquire.
Dates and Location
February 25 April 1, 2014 : Tuesdays, 6-8 pm*
Saturday Sessions: March 15 and March 29, 9am - 1pm
* Class length subject to change
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Visit us on Facebook.