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The Winter Business Intensive is the second session in the SWVA Field School. The session is made up of 8 FREE intensive classes designed to help set beginning farmers on the path to a successful career in agriculture production.

During these classes, students will participate in topics such as business planning, sustainable practices, financial management, marketing, and more.

**SWVA Field School Events are sponsored by funding through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement for up to 3 years. When the funding period ends, there may be a cost associated with the program.**

Class time and location

Class will be held at the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator with an online option for those who are unable to attend in person.

Each class will begin promptly at 5:30PM and end no later than 7:30PM. Attendance is FREE but, registration is required.

Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator


Check back regularly for more detailed information

NOVEMBER 3 – Session 1: Introductions & Getting Started

NOVEMBER 17 – Session 2: Visioning & Assessing Your Resources

DECEMBER 1 – Session 3: Farm Infrastructure & Natural Resources

DECEMBER 15 – Session 4: Markets & Marketing

JANUARY 5 – Session 5: Business & Financial Management

JANUARY 19 – Session 6: Sustainable Production Planning

FEBRAURY 2 – Session 7: Entrepreneurship & Risk Management

FEBRUARY 16 – Session 8: Loans, Grants & Support Programs


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