Resources for Home Business

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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)
Operations & Marketing - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jun 24, 2015 AEE-130NP
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
Vision & Opportunities For The Future - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-133NP
Operations & Markets - Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-134NP
Labor Situation On Porcello Farm - Spring 2015
Kim Niewolny, Associate Professor; Dept. of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech; Theresa Nartea, Assistant Professor, Virginia State University; Cathryn Kloetzli, Extension Agent, Albemarle County; Allyssa Mark, Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program Associate, Dept. of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech
Jul 12, 2016 AEE-135NP
Advice For Beginning Farmers - Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-136NP
Markets, Goals & Expansion - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-137NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-138NP
Building Relationships & New Farmer Start-up Advice - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-139NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-140NP
Getting Started & Planning Advice For New Farmers - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-141NP
Markets, Planning & Operations - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-142NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-143NP
Growing Berries & Setting Goals - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-144NP
Getting Started & Planning Advice For New Farmers - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-145NP
Results from 2016 research survey on consumption of local produce in Virginia
There appears to be a lack of published research study data on consumer motivations for purchasing local produce in Virginia. Additionally, the level of consumer awareness of labels such as “local,” “pesticide-free,” “certified organic,” “grown in Virginia,” or “superfood,” and the influence such labels have on purchasing decisions in Virginia has not been previously researched.
Sep 12, 2016 ANR-222NP
Direct Sales: Certifying Market Scales
Virginia farmers sell their produce through many venues including on-farm sales, farm stands, and farmers’ markets. Wherever the produce is sold, it must be sold by weight, count, head/bunch, or dry measure. If the produce is sold by weight, the produce will be weighed on scales that have been certified by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Weights and Measures.
Sep 10, 2014 CV-40NP
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