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The Life Project—5th Annual Farming & Assistive Technology Workshop

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 11:00 AM 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 5:00 PM

VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion

4415 River Road

Petersburg, VA

Please join us at Randolph Farm for:

  • Assistive Technology—with a live hands-on demonstration

  • Aquaponics | Value Added Ag.

  • Land Succession

  • Farmer Panels

  • Food trucks


We have developed an awesome roster of workshop seminars and interactive programs that will engage and empower you to take your agriculture lifestyle to the next level. This is a workshop you don’t want to miss!

Sheep in Open Fields

Small Ruminants: Recordkeeping & Profitability 

Thursday, July 18, 2024

7:00 PM  8:15 PM


Sheep and goat production is an excellent choice for small and beginning farmers looking to start a livestock enterprise. This webinar series provides aspiring, early career farmers and experienced farmers with the knowledge and skills to be successful and profitable in this industry. Speakers are diverse and from across the United States.

This online seminar series will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between June and December 2024. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link.

Green Farm

What is Heirs Property 101

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

9:00 AM  1:00 PM

​9432 N. James Madison Highway, Rapidan, VA

MVFP and Virginia Cooperative Extension invite you to attend a workshop about estate planning and land succession on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, from 9 am to 1:00 pm.

What is Heirs Property 101? Estate planning, land transition, land access and land succession. This training will equip extension staff with the tools to provide education, training and outreach to underprivileged producers and landowners to improve their understanding of Heirs Property at the community level.

The workshop will also offer land inheritance education and resources to disadvantaged landowners and their heirs.

Farm Equipment Parts Repair

Whole Farm Planning

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

10:00 AM  1:00 PM

Wedgewood Golf Center

2131 Mountain Road

Halifax, VA, 24558

Whole Farm Planning helps beginning farmers maintain or improve profitability while enhancing their sustainability. With Whole Farm Planning, beginning farmers define long-and short-term goals to achieve a better quality of life at home and in the community.



  • VSU Small Farm Outreach Agents as they review the Whole Farm Planning manual;

  • Farm Credit representatives with instruction on how to develop a simple, one-page business plan;

  • USDA agency representatives who will share information about available services and resources for farmers.

Image by Jenny Hill

Virginia Beef Quality & Assurance Certification & Recertification Workshop

Thursday, July 18, 2024

10:00 AM  3:00 PM

15415 James Madison Hwy Gordonsville, VA 22942

American Farmland Trust is partnering with Virginia Cooperative Extension to host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training on July 18th at Knight Cattle Corp in Orange, VA. RSVP by 5:00 PM on July 15th to Jacob Gilley, American Farmland Trust ( or (540) 219-5015) 

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Cabbage Field

Agricultural Community Outreach Information Session

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

10:30 AM  12:30 PM

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd

Virginia Beach, VA

All who are interested are welcome to attend this valuable resource. Sessions will include:

Partnerships and Education Resources for 1890s and Underserved Communities—providing information on fostering opportunity, wealth creation, and asset building in rural and underserved communities. Facilitator: Herbert Brown Jr., USDA Liaison for Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement, USDA at Virginia State University. 

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