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 2014 Growers Academy
General Information

About the Growers Academy

The Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center is now offering the popular Growers' Academy in Wytheville. This series of courses is specifically designed to help new and transitioning agricultural businesses succeed. The learning series is focused on low-input crop production techniques and launching your own agribusiness. Instructors include 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

This 6 session learning series is $225. Limited scholarships are available, please inquire.

Dates and Location

September 23 – October 28, 2014
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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