Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program

Starting a farm is difficult, and succeeding beyond the first few years may be even more so. Beginning farmers and ranchers nation-wide face unique challenges to achieve their farm goals and aspirations. The long-term goal of the Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program (VBFRCP) is to improve opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers to establish and sustain viable agricultural operations and communities in Virginia. To reach our goal, we support the development and enhancement of whole farm planning curriculum and training, online resources, social networking, and farmer mentoring. Unique to this state-wide Extension program is its coalition of agricultural organizations and farm business that work together to develop and implement these programming aims. 

Contact Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program

Kim Niewolny
Program Director and Extension Specialist
Department of Agricultural and Extension Education - Virginia Tech
282 Litton-Reaves Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia  24061
Phone: 540-231-5784
Fax: 540-231-3824


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Virginia

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