Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Growers Academy

Are you a beginning farmer and want to start a business? Have you been farming but want to explore a different business model? Are you thinking about retirement options and like the idea of your own production business?

If your answer is yes, the Growers Academy is right for you and is now open for enrollment!

This is VT EarthWorks third year offering the Growers Academy in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension. We have learned a lot along the way, and this year is going to be the best Academy yet!
The Growers Academy is designed for graduating participants to walk away with a business and marketing plan, and a firm grasp on basic low-input, land management practices. Participants will receive a Growers Academy notebook and a resource CD, both filled with literature and numerous, valuable resources for you to refer to as you establish your business. If you do not have a land to start your business, don't let that stop you, Growers Academy graduates are eligible to lease space at the Catawba Sustainability Center.
Please see the attached flier for more information on the Growers Academy, or visit to register online. Our syllabus is available upon request. There are limited seats available so register early. The registration deadline is January 17th!
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the Academy or leasing land at the Catawba Sustainability Center.


Christy Gabbard
Director, Catawba Sustainability Center
& VT EarthWorks - accelerating land-based businesses

Outreach & International Affairs
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 701
Roanoke VA 24016

(540) 767-6114 - office
(540) 558-8010 - mobile
(540) 767-6110 - fax

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