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http://www.vabeginningfarmer.alce.vt.edu/ 

The Fauquier Education Farm

 

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The Fauquier Education Farm, a 501c3 organization, was created in 2010. Fauquier Education Farm (FEF) exists to promote agriculture education through best-method demonstrations, mentoring, and  hands-on learning. All food grown on the farm is donated to local food banks.  In 2017, 60,867 of fresh produce was donated

 

 The Fauquier Education Farm is a learning resource for students, farmers, gardeners and anyone wanting to learn more about how our food is grown.  They offer a broad range of activities to showcase how they are planting, maintaining and harvesting fresh wholesome vegetables while also being good stewards to the land.

 These activities include:

  • Workdays    
  • Demonstrations

     

    2017 WORKSHOP SERIES

    The Education Farm Workshop Series is a learning resource for farmers and home gardeners of all experience levels.  You can pick and choose any workshops that may interest you with no expectation that you need to take them all.  The Workshops are FREE and open to everyone. Rain or Shine. Children are always welcome.

     

    1/29/2017 2:30-4:30 PM:  Time to Start Planning. This will be held at LFCC 6480 College St. Warrenton VA 20187. It will be held in the Barn.   

              The Following Workshops will be held at                                           Fauquier Education Farm                                       8428 Meetze Road Warrenton, VA 6 to 8 PM                                                                                                    March 17th 2 to 4pm: Totally Taters Part 1

    May 16th: No-Till Vegetable Production Part 1

    May 25th: Crops Under Cover

    July 11th: Totally Taters Part II                    

    July 18th: Summer High Tunnel Production

    July 26th: Farmscaping  

    Aug 1th: No-Till Vegetable Production Part II

    Aug 9th: Watermelon vs. Watermelon

    August 25: Winter Squash Variety Trial                               2018 Beg Farmer Flyer      FEF 2018 Workshop Series                   

                 
  • Field Days
  • Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program 

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 The Fauquier Education Farm also plays a unique role in support of The Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program.  This is a multi-week course of instruction for folks who are new to, or dreaming of launching a farming business.  It is a Whole Farm Planning course using the curriculum developed by the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program.  The Fauquier Education Farm has partnered with several Agricultural Extension Agents from surrounding counties to present this course and help guide new farmers on their path to becoming professionals. 

 

The Fauquier Education Farm relies heavily on volunteers and donations.  Volunteers assist with planting, harvesting, tending to crops and delivering to local food banks.  Donations help operate the farm, conduct educational programs and serve our community.  Click here for more information.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating contact The Fauquier Education Farm directly.

 

Jim Hankins

 Farm Coordinator
fauquieredfarm@gmail.com
540-336-4338

8428 Meetze Rd, Warrenton, VA 20187