Thursday, 14 April 2011 13:45
SVHEC Launches Agribusiness Initiative
Agriculture will always be a part of Southern Virginia’s history, heritage, and culture. But did you know it is playing an increasing role in our future? Agribusiness is the NUMBER 1 industry in the United States, employing 1 out of 5 people. A growing number of people are trading briefcases and board rooms for free-range chickens and organic tomatoes. The SVHEC is partnering with regional institutions to provide the educational resources needed for local citizens to start or grow their agribusiness. Please check this page often for information about regional agribusiness events.
Upcoming Regional Events
2013 Regional Agritourism in a Creative Economy Workshop
May 8th, 9:45am-3:30pm
Braeloch, 2136 Hammond Drive, Vinton, VA
“This training combines information on land conservation and the legal considerations for agritourism and the best practices for launching an agritourism operation,” said Martha Walker, community viability specialist for Extension. Attendees will gather information on agritourism possibilities, liability issues, marketing strategies, and land conservation, and legal considerations for agritourism.
Free event but registration is required. Email Leslie rillaman at
to register or call Kathy Sturgill at 540-772-7524
Learn more about Southside Virginia Community College's Certificate and Associate's degree in Agribusiness