MVFP Board Members Met With Commonwealth of Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Matthew Lohr.
MVFP and GWCARC hosted a community meeting with Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Matthew Lohr. During the meeting, the parties discussed key topics relating to youth engagement, food justice, and growing Virginia's agricultural workforce. The parties also discussed MVFP aiding Lohr's outreach efforts, funding to support farm to fork initiatives, building an equipment cooperative through VDAC that helps small farmers, and supporting MVFP's efforts at the Carver Center.
The Minority and Veteran Farmers of the Piedmont (MVFP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is located in the rolling foothills of the Piedmont Region of Virginia. MVFP is a grassroots organization that was established to develop educational and experiential learning opportunities through hands-on instruction. We function to promote training, coaching, and mentorships for minorities, veterans, farmers, and youth both urban and rural.
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DCR And Soil & Water Conservation District Information Session
Thursday, December 8, 2022
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Colonial Soil and Water Conservation Districts will give presentations about technical assistance and financial incentive programs for landowners and agriculture producers to implement conservation practices. Topics to be covered include program eligibility requirements, application processes and timelines, benefits to participation, and ways to improve soil and water conservation on your farming operation or property. Attendees will be able to ask questions at the end of each presentation.