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January 13, 2020

Free, introductory class for new farmers Jan. 15

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The course, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 22 through March 11, will cost $100 per individual or $150 per couple.
A free, introductory class for the “Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer Program” will take place Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Warrenton.

Starting at 7 p.m., the class at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 24 Pelham St. will help would-be farmers to decide if the work would suit them.

The Fauquier Education Farm and the Virginia Cooperative Extension will present the free session.

They also will teach the “Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer Program,” which costs $100 for individuals and $150 for couples. It will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 22 through March 11, at the Pelham Street office.

“The program’s for folks who own land or are interested in getting land and developing some sort of agricultural business,” Fauquier Education Farm Executive Director Jim Hankins said. “We help them get their thoughts together and organized so they’re not just going at it blindly thinking that they know how to start a farm.”

It also will assist farmers who wish to diversify their operations.

Mr. Hankins, extension office staffers, working farmers and others will provide instruction.

“We’ll have outside folks who are vegetable and meat producers,” Mr. Hankins said. “We’ll also bring in a local CPA who specializes in agriculture accounting” to inform program participants of “incentives” available to farmers.

Started in 2011, the annual program seeks to help participants make “informed” decisions about whether to “act on, delay or forego” plans to start an agricultural business, he explained.

To register, send a check made payable to the Fauquier Education Farm and address it to: C/O VCE-Fauquier, 24 Pelham St., Warrenton, Va., 20186.

For more information and to sign up for the program, contact Mr. Hankins at 540-336-4338 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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