Check out this article by Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Matt Lohr. It highlights the Certified Farm Seeker (CFS) program, one of 7 Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Project programs that put whole farm planning curriculum into practice. The CFS program is led by Virginia Farm Bureau and Young Farmer and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). They will be using the whole farm planning curriculum to help provide individuals seeking farming opportunities with the tools needed to successfully demonstrate their farming commitment and vision to interested landowners.
For more information about the Certified Farm Seeker Program, please visit: vdacs.virginia.gov/preservation/seeker.shtml.
To learn about other Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Project programs, visit: www.vabeginningfarmer.org.