Beginning Farmer Mentor Information Session in Virginia (Free)

Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project is offering a FREE Mentor Information Session on Monday, Dec. 5th, 2012 in South Hill, VA at the R.T. Arnold Library.  The session will be from 10am - 12pm.  It is prior to the Local Food Systems: Preparing for Direct Sales workshop (1:30pm-4:30pm). This session will focus on established farmers with interest in participating in the Farm Mentor Network.  In the session, we will discuss the background of the project, the Farm Mentor Network, and provide examples of how established farmers can get involved to share their knowledge and skill with the next generation of agriculture producers. If you would like more information on the session, directions to the venue, or additional assistance, Please contact Kelli Scott at or (540) 315-5884.

Farm Mentor Information Session:

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project is offering a FREE information session for established farmers (mentors).   This session will provide you with more information to determine if you and your farm are a good fit for the Farm Mentor Network.

The session will take place prior to the VCE sponsored program,
Local Food Systems:  Preparing for Direct Sales
1:30pm – 4:30pm

What are the Advantages of Being a Mentor?

Encourage the New Generation of Farmers
New Energy/New Ideas on your farm
Pass on Knowledge of Agriculture Lifestyle to Newcomers
Provide leadership in our Community

Ideas for Mentoring:
Farm Tours
One-to-one Assistance
On-farm Social Gatherings with Other Farmers
And much more…

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