The Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center is offering the fourth annual Growers Academy , a series of courses specifically designed to help new and transitioning agricultural businesses succeed. An eight week learning series focused on low input, small scale production and starting your own agribusiness. Instructors include resource professionals and farm business owners.
Topics include:* Planning for Success: Setting Goals and Establishing Targets* Soils and Composting
* Marketing* Business Plan Development
* Equipment for Small Farms* Preventative Pests and Weed Management
* Crop Production and Planning* Business Plan Review
* Farm Tour on Saturday, March 9
Dates and LocationJanuary 22 - March 12 * Tuesdays, 6-9 pm (no class on February 19)
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center/Roanoke Higher Education Building108 North Jefferson Street
For more information, contact Josh Nease at the Catawba Sustainability Center, by calling (540) 553-2311.