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Kim Niewolny

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A Resource Guide for Start-up Military Veteran Farmers

Deciding what career to begin after discharging from the military is an important decision. Because agriculture can often bring a new sense of purpose and leadership to a veteran’s life, many are choosing farming as their new career. Military veterans offer unique skill sets and discipline that are needed in the rigorous daily life of a farmer.

Dec 12, 2016 AEE-152NP
Advice For Beginning Farmers - Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-136NP
An Evaluation of Program, Training, and Resource Needs of Virginia Beginning Farmers and Ranchers: Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program Apr 8, 2014 AEE-81P
Are you a Beginning Farmer? Nov 19, 2013 ANR-91NP
Building Relationships & New Farmer Start-up Advice - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-139NP
Common Ground: Why Should University Faculty Partner with Virginia Cooperative Extension? Jul 19, 2013 VCE-163NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems Nov 2, 2016 ALCE-155NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Executive Summary

Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues. We use the language of community, local, and regional food systems to broadly define a complex and interconnected set of systems and pathways that comprise sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management to bring about social, economic, and ecological change that benefits all residents.

Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-157NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Report

Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues.

Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-156NP
Farm Financial Risk Management Series Part I: Overview of Financial Systems for New and Beginning Farmers

There are many factors to consider before starting a new farm enterprise. Financial management is an important
component in the startup and decision-making processes for beginning farmers. The purpose of this series of
publications is to inform Virginia agribusiness owners and managers about farm financial risk management tools, techniques, and resources available to help them prepare and use a financial systems approach for their operations.

Dec 9, 2016 AAEC-114P
Farm Financial Risk Management Series Part II: Introduction of Financial Systems for New and Beginning Farmers

There are many factors to consider before starting a new farm enterprise. Financial management is an important component in the startup and decision-making processes for beginning farmers. The purpose of this series of publications is to inform Virginia agribusiness owners and managers about farm financial risk management tools, techniques, and resources available to help them prepare and use a financial systems approach for their operations. 

Oct 19, 2016 AAEC-115P
Farm Financial Risk Management Series Part III: Introduction to Farm Planning Budgets for New and Beginning Farmers

There are many factors to consider before starting a new farm enterprise. Financial management is an important component in the startup and decision-making processes for beginning farmers. The purpose of this series of publications is to inform Virginia agribusiness owners and managers about farm financial risk management tools, techniques, and resources available to help them prepare and use a financial systems approach for their operations. 

Oct 19, 2016 AAEC-116P
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-143NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-140NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-138NP
Food Deserts in Virginia Jan 22, 2014 VCE-294NP
Getting Started & Planning Advice For New Farmers - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-145NP
Getting Started & Planning Advice For New Farmers - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-141NP
Grape Production Injuries and Prevention

Grape acreage and production have been steadily increasing in the US. In 2010 there were approximately 23,000 farms with a total of 944,800 acres producing grapes. Ninety percent of these farms are smaller than 100 acres and about 16,000 of these were vineyards. California accounts for about 90% of the total production in the US. The next two largest grape producing states are Washington and New York and they produce approximately 6% and 2% respectively (NASS-USDA, 2014)

Jun 30, 2015 BSE-186NP
Growing Berries & Setting Goals - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-144NP
Introduction to Labor Issues for Beginning Farmers Feb 25, 2015 AEE-106NP
Jamie Barrett's Beginning In Farming - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jun 28, 2016 AEE-131NP
Labor Situation On Bellair Farm – Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-132NP
Labor Situation On Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-135NP
Markets, Goals & Expansion - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-137NP
Markets, Planning & Operations - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-142NP
Mental Health Topics for Farm Families and Caregivers: An AgrAbility Virginia Program Resource Sep 15, 2016 AEE-150NP
Operations & Marketing - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jun 24, 2015 AEE-130NP
Operations & Markets - Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-134NP
Parkinson’s Disease - Life Experiences

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a part of your life whether you have it or if someone you love has it. In either case, it has already changed certain parts of your life whether you know it or not and the changes will continue to happen in varying degrees over time. Two things are certain with PD, you will progress and it will be at your own pace. Everything else is up for grabs!

Oct 17, 2014 BSE-181NP
Successful Farm Startup for Beginners: Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program Oct 14, 2013 AEE-67P
The Basics of On-Farm Safety: An Introductory Guide by the AgrAbility Virginia Program

Agriculture safety should be a main concern to all who work, live, or interact on a farm. It is important that all persons on the farm understand the risks involved if proper safety procedures are not followed. The purpose of this publication is to provide farm safety resources and introduce
farmers, workers, and families to some suggestions on the more common safety challenges. This publication is not intended to be used as a comprehensive farm safety resource.

Sep 15, 2016 AEE-151NP
VCE Model of Community, Local, Regional Food Systems Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-154NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program: Technical Assistance & Resource Directory Aug 28, 2013 AEE-76NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program: Virginia Beginning Farmer Profiles Aug 9, 2013 AEE-70NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 1): Starting a new farm enterprise Mar 25, 2013 AEE-37NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 2): Challenges to new farm enterprises Mar 26, 2013 AEE-38NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 3): Land and tenure acquisition Mar 26, 2013 AEE-39NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Croushorn Farms (Part 4): Marketing and business management Mar 26, 2013 AEE-40NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Huntley Farm & Seitz Angus (Part 1): Overview of a farm enterprise Mar 26, 2013 AEE-45NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Huntley Farm & Seitz Angus (Part 2): Challenges in new farm enterprise Mar 26, 2013 AEE-46NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Huntley Farm & Seitz Angus (Part 3): Advice for beginning farmers Mar 26, 2013 AEE-47NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 1): Starting a new farm enterprise Mar 26, 2013 AEE-41NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 2): Challenges to farming Mar 26, 2013 AEE-42NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 3): Crops grown on the farm Mar 26, 2013 AEE-43NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Juba Farm (Part 4): Cultural differences in farming in the U.S. Mar 26, 2013 AEE-44NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 1): Developing a farm enterprise Mar 25, 2013 AEE-31NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 2): Exploring production goals Mar 25, 2013 AEE-32NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 3): Measuring success Mar 25, 2013 AEE-33NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 4): Economic challenges Mar 25, 2013 AEE-34NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 5): Marketing challenges Mar 25, 2013 AEE-35NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Mountain View Farm & Vineyard (Part 6): Balancing on-farm and off-farm employment Mar 25, 2013 AEE-36NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project: Seven Springs Farm: CSA Farm Model Sep 16, 2013 AEE-78NP
Virginia Farm to School Resource Guide: Helping Connect Virginia Foods to Virginia Schools Aug 22, 2013 AEE-77NP
Virginia Farm to Table - Appendix F

The Virginia Farm to Table Plan is an initiative that builds on the rich agricultural history and entrepreneurship of Virginia. Virginia’s overall food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay; and critical health issues. Therefore, the promotion of healthy farms and healthy food from farm to consumer table can have a positive impact on the common wealth and common good of Virginia.

Oct 31, 2012 CV-3
Virginia Farm to Table: Healthy Farms and Healthy Food for the Common Wealth and Common Good

The Virginia Farm to Table Plan is an initiative that builds on the rich agricultural history and entrepreneurship of Virginia. Virginia’s overall food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay; and critical health issues. Therefore, the promotion of healthy farms and healthy food from farm to consumer table can have a positive impact on the common wealth and common good of Virginia.

Feb 14, 2012 CV-3
Virginia Whole Farm Planning: An Educational Program for Farm Startup and Development

Emerging trends in U.S. agriculture suggest that in
order to enhance our agricultural resource base,
we need to establish, sustain, and preserve our
farms, farmers, and farmland. A growing number
of nongovernmental groups, cooperative extension
services, and U.S. Department of Agriculture
agencies are working to improve the viability of new
farms and the economic, social, and environmental
fabric in which they are entrenched (Niewolny and
Lillard 2010).

Apr 15, 2016 AEE-53P
Virginia Whole Farm Planning: An Educational Program for Farm Startup and Development (Introduction to Whole Farm Planning)

The purpose of the Introduction to Whole Farm Planning module is to help beginning farmers and ranchers in Virginia make informed farm planning decisions by introducing them to the whole farm planning process.

Sep 16, 2014 AEE-50P
Virginia Whole Farm Planning: An Educational Program for Farm Startup and Development (Land Acquisition and Tenure)

The Land Acquisitions and Tenure module is designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers develop and implement their farmland tenure and transfer goals as part of the whole farm plan. Established farmers who are planning for the transfer of their farm may also find this module useful.

The module includes concepts, worksheets, and examples to help you assess your resources and preferences for successful start-up planning.

Jun 11, 2015 AEE-51P
Vision & Opportunities For The Future - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-133NP