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The Louisa County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Louisa County improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

What's New

Registration for Louisa County's Junior 4-H Camp

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Registration for Louisa County's Junior 4-H Camp, June 5-9,2023 is now open!! 4-H camp is an educational experience for youth ages 9-14. For more information and how to register you can visit our website https://louisacounty4h.weebly.com/, email Jenny Thompson at jthomp05@vt.edu, email Bridgitte Groome at bridg93@vt.edu, or call the office at 540-967-3422. We are so excited for camp this year!

Positioning Your Farm Business for Successful Transition

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The opportunity for producers, business and landowners to learn and focus on farm transition planning is here! With most farms in Virginia being family owned and operated, it is very important to take the time to discuss the future. Please register today to join Dick Wittman of Wittman Consulting for a day long workshop at one of four locations: 

  • Mon, Feb 20 - Culpeper County - Brandy Station
  • Tues, Feb 21 - Wythe County - Wytheville
  • Wed, Feb 22 - Augusta County - Weyers Cave
  • Thurs, Feb 23 - Dinwiddie County - Petersburg 

Dick has worked for Farm Credit Administration, successfully managed and transitioned his family’s multi-generation farm/ranch, helped family farm businesses as a consultant for three decades, and authored a guidebook titled Building Effective Farm Management Systems. 

This workshop will be of interest for folks who are facing many different scenarios when it comes to transition. Some farms hope to transition ownership and management to next generation successors. But what if the successors have limited or no capital and want to work on the farm, hoping to assume ownership later. How do you as owners get "out of the way" but "not go away?". What if your successors don't want to work on the farm, but they don't want you to sell their heritage? Come prepared to look at transition strategies that can be adapted to a multitude of scenarios. 

The day of registration will start at 8am with the program kicking off at 9am and running until 3pm. A morning presentation followed by case study work will take place before your provided lunch followed by breakout group work on case studies and wrap up. The case studies will immerse participants in real-world transition scenarios that will provide take home experience and build confidence in how to move forward.

Registration can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/2023vafarmtransition

If you have any questions please contact Crysti Hopkins 540-967-3422 hcrysti2@vt.edu or Rachel Henley 804-598-5640 rachelhenley@vt.edu.  

Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.

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