Start Your Vegetable or Flower Production Business Today
Hurry Space is Limited!
Register on-line at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/grac/ by January 5, 2011.
Participants will learn from a variety of resource professionals, established producers and retail/wholesale consumers.
Benefits of Attending:
Develop a business, marketing, and crop plan
Learn low-input production techniques
Receive a preliminary membership to VT EarthWorks, an incubation program for agricultural businesse
Provided space to sell at a nearby Farmers Market
Eligible to lease land at the Catawba Sustainability Center in Catawba, VA
Become part of a larger network of local food growers and buyers
Date: Tuesday nights, January 11th through March 1st 2011
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: VT Roanoke Center in the Higher Education Building Center
Address: 108 N. Jefferson St. NW, Roanoke, VA 20164
Cost: $215 per person
The Growers Academy is offered through VT EarthWorks, an incubation program for agricultural businesses, in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension ( http://offices.ext.vt.edu/roanoke/).
For more information, contact Christy Gabbard, Director of VT Earthworks (tel. 540-767-6114 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 540-767-6114 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sheri Dorn, Virginia Cooperative Extension Roanoke (tel. 540-772-7524 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 540-772-7524 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; email: email@example.com) for more information or to receive a Growers Academy registration form.