What do you need?

Use the search below to search the site or find your local unit office.

Return to Skip Menu

Main Content


Please review our list of publications below for the information you need. If you can't find what you are looking for, send your questions directly to our Extension Experts.

Ask an Expert

Title Summary Date ID Author(s)
A Geographic Analysis of Agritourism in Virginia May 2, 2014 AAEC-62P
Acidified Foods: Definitions and Regulations Jun 8, 2012 FST-61NP
Advice For Beginning Farmers - Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-136NP
AgCache: An Innovative Marketing Tool for your Agribusiness Jun 6, 2014 AAEC-72NP
Agri-Tourism May 1, 2009 310-003
Agritourism: Ideas and Resources Jul 14, 2009 310-004
An Overview of Virginia Agritourism: Results From the 2013 Profitability Survey Mar 11, 2015 AAEC-77P
Basic Regulations for All Food Processors Jun 8, 2012 FST-62NP
Building Relationships & New Farmer Start-up Advice - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-139NP
Classifying Your Food as Acid, Low-Acid, or Acidified Jun 8, 2012 FST-63NP
FACILITATION SERIES: The Art of Flip Charting

The discussion has begun, and words are flowing from each person like the water in a rushing stream. These words must be captured and become the wallpaper plastered throughout the room. It is this process of flip charting that creates the visual summary of key discussion points and provides the group memory that supports the process of a facilitated conversation.

Dec 19, 2014 CV-44NP
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
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
Growing Berries & Setting Goals - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-144NP
How Microorganisms Affect Food Safety and Quality Nov 27, 2012
Jamie Barrett's Beginning In Farming - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jun 28, 2016 AEE-131NP
Know Your Way around a Food Label May 24, 2012
Labor Situation On Bellair Farm – Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-132NP
Labor Situation On Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-135NP
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1 Apr 24, 2013 370-102
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Conducting the Liability Assessment Jul 27, 2012 CV-18NP
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: How Much Liability Insurance Coverage Should I Have? Jul 27, 2012 CV-17NP
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Insurance Factsheet Jul 27, 2012 CV-16NP
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Questions to Ask when compairing insurance coverage Jul 30, 2012 CV-19NP
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Sources of Insurance Dec 10, 2012 CV-26NP
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Virginia Attorneys: Members of the American Agricultural Law Association Jul 30, 2012 CV-20NP
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Workers' Compensation & Vendor Liability for Farmers' Market Owners and Operators Oct 29, 2012 CV-24NP
Making a Nutrient or Health Claim May 24, 2012 FST-54
Managing Liability Jan 30, 2013 CV-25P
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
Operations & Marketing - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jun 24, 2015 AEE-130NP
Operations & Markets - Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-134NP
Question and Answer Guide for Starting and Growing Your Small Business
The authors initially developed this guide as a resource for participants in Entrepreneur Express Workshops. Offered throughout the commonwealth, Entrepreneur Express Workshops provided basic information on starting and operating a small business. The VDBA, VCE, VTC, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), SCORE, and various local governments and chambers of commerce partnered to develop and implement these workshops. More information on workshop dates, locations, and registration information for these and other events is available at www.vastartup.org.
Nov 5, 2013 310-100 (CV-33P)
Registering Your Food Business with the FDA Nov 29, 2012 FST-94NP
Required Food Labeling Information May 24, 2012
Selling Directly to Buyers: How to Price Your Products

 Did you know that farmers who sell unprocessed foods to retail outlets typically receive just 11.6 cents of each dollar the consumer spends on food? The remaining amount is allocated to industry groups such as food processors, packaging and transportation, retail trade, food services, energy, finance and insurance, and legal services. These industry groups are important participants in the food supply chain that allows individual farmers to efficiently focus their time and resources on production-specific issues such as new technologies, improved yields, pest management, and best management practices. 

Dec 11, 2015 AAEC-97P
Starting a Food Business: Before You Get Started as a Food Entrepreneur May 17, 2012
Starting a Food Business: Insurance Coverage for Food Entrepreneurs Jun 19, 2012 FST-49NP
Starting a Food Business: Marketing Considerations for Small Food Processors Jun 19, 2012 FST-50NP
Starting a Food Business: Preparing a Food Processing Business Plan Jun 19, 2012 FST-51NP
Starting a Food Business: Registering and Licensing Your Food Business Jun 19, 2012 FST-52NP
The ABCs of Cost Allocation in the Wood Products Industry: Applications in the Furniture Industry Sep 17, 2010 420-147
Understanding the Water Activity of Your Food May 31, 2012
Understanding the pH of Your Food May 31, 2012
Universal Product Code (UPC) Bar Coding May 24, 2012
Using Market Maker to Connect Virginia Meat Producers and Processors Jun 6, 2014 AAEC-86NP
Vision & Opportunities For The Future - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-133NP
What Products are NOT Considered Acidified? Jun 8, 2012 FST-64NP
What is a Scheduled Process? Nov 29, 2012 FST-95NP