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Farm Business Transition Meetings For Virginia Farmers

Farm Business Management Update, December 2001

By Steve Umberger

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Agricultural Vitality Program is planning to hold two regional farm business transition meetings for Virginia farmers. The meetings are scheduled for December 6 at the Weyers Cave Community Center in the Shenandoah Valley and December 11 at Sheldons Restaurant in Keysville in Southside Virginia. Both meetings are scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM and conclude around 3:00 PM.

Both meetings will discuss the basic issues related to farm business transition, namely estate planning, farm business planning, financing and capitalization, mediation and negotiation, and farmland preservation. VDACS is going to a regional format for these meetings in order to inform more of the farmers about the basic issues in farm transition and the Agricultural Vitality Program in general. Dr. Jesse Richardson, Professor in the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech, and Dr. Alex White, Instructor in the Department of Near Environments at Virginia Tech, will be assisting with both of these meetings. VDACS has also enlisted agent support for the Weyers Cave meeting from Bill Whittle and Jack Dunford, and Bob Jones, in Charlotte County, for the Keysville meeting.

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