Are you an ag explorer or interested in starting an agricultural operation?
We have resources specific to the needs of young, beginning, small, minority and veteran farmers.
The Knowledge Center works to provide resources to assist you with your agri-business ventures. Whether you are new to agriculture or have just started your operation, we have resources to help you.
Please feel free to contact the Knowledge Center team if you need additional assistance or help to get connected KnowledgeCenter@FCVirginias.com.
- Young, Beginning and Small Farmer Resources
- Agricultural Lending Basics Resource Guide
- The Loan Application Process, Simplified-Infographic
- Beginning Farmer Success website from University of Maryland Extension
- Resources Guide for Young Farmers Looking to Succeed in Ag (AgDaily)
- Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Webinar Archive
- USDA New Farmer Website
- USDA Rural Development
- Veteran Farmer Resources
- WVDA Veterans and Heroes to Agriculture - Veterans & Heroes to Agriculture: West Virginia Department of Agriculture (wv.gov) [agriculture.wv.gov]
- West Virginia Department of Agriculture - Home page
- Operation Welcome Home - Home - Operation Welcome Home (welcomehomewv.com) [welcomehomewv.com]
- West Virginia Department of Agriculture - Veterans Agriculture Training Program (VATS) - Veterans Agriculture Training (VAT) Program - Operation Welcome Home (welcomehomewv.com) [welcomehomewv.com]
- WVU Extension Small Farms Center - Small Farm Center | Extension | West Virginia University (wvu.edu) [extension.wvu.edu]
- WV Conservation Agency
- Patriot Guardens - http://www.facebook.com/PatriotGuardens/
- West Virginia Small Business Coaches and Training - WVSBDC : West Virginia Small Business Development Center [wvsbdc.com]
- Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
- Arcadia (arcadiafood.org)
- Veteran Farmer Program - Veteran Farmer Program | Arcadia (arcadiafood.org)
- Future Harvest - Home - Future Harvest
- Farmer Veteran Coalition - Farmer Veteran Coalition (farmvetco.org)
- Homegrown by Heroes - Homegrown By Heroes - FARMER VETERAN COALITION (farmvetco.org)
- Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund - Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund - FARMER VETERAN COALITION (farmvetco.org)
- Armed to Farm - Armed to Farm – Sustainable Agriculture Training For Military Veterans
- Heroes to Hives - Heroes to Hives - Veterans (msu.edu)
- AgrAbility - Veterans & Beginning Farmers – National AgrAbility Project
- SBA- Boots to Business - Home
- Farm Aid - Farm Aid – Keep America Growing [farmaid.org];
- Farm Service Agency - USDA Farm Service Agency Home Page [fsa.usda.gov]
- Natural Resources Conservation Agency - Home | Natural Resources Conservation Service (usda.gov)
Youth in Ag
- Youth in Ag (FFA, 4-H)
- Youth Loan Programs
- Youth Livestock Project Resources
Youth Showbox - Youth livestock show and sale resources.
- FFA State Facts - Infographics