Virginia Tech - Invent the Future
 2016 Growers Academy

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, January 19

Introduction to Whole Farm Planning: Why do you want to farm? Getting started, assessing possibilities, and setting farm goals.

Tuesday, January 26

Whole Farm Business Management: Business Startup and Planning - Building a Sustainable Business

Tuesday, February 2

Financial Elements of a Startup: Enterprise Budget Development and Financial Services for farms

Tuesday, February 9

Marketing and Crops: Marketing Plans and Strategies & Crops and Crop Planning

Tuesday, February 16

Sustainable Farming Practices: Managing Healthy, Living Soil & Weed and Pest Management Strategies

Tuesday, February 23

Regional Agriculture Panel Discussion and Networking Social

Tuesday, March 1

Tentative Makeup Day: If a class is cancelled, it will be rescheduled for this date, pending instructor availability.

Topics are subject to change based on instructor availability.

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