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2022 SWVA Summer Field School

2022 SWVA Summer Field School

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The Summer Field School (May-August) has 8 on-farm classes to explore production methods and farm enterprises that are thriving in SWVA.

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The Summer Field School has 8 on-farm classes to explore production methods and farm enterprises that are thriving in Southwest Virginia. Classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday during the months of May through August at 5:30pm.

**SWVA Field School Events are sponsored by funding through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement for up to 3 years. When the funding period ends, there may be a cost associated with the program.**

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CLASS SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 5, 2022: Specialty Produce and Irrigation w. Dylan and Denita House

Creative Seeds Farm: 422 W. Glade Street, Glade Spring, VA 24340

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Thursday, May 19, 2022: Season Extension w. Tamara McNaughton

TNT Farm N Greenhouse: 32367 Taos Lane, Meadowview, VA 24361

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Thursday, June 2, 2022: Aggregation/Distribution w. Appalachian Harvest Food and Herb Hub Staff

Appalachian Harvest Food and Herb Hub: 280 Boone Trail Rd. Duffield, VA 24244

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Thursday, June 16, 2022: Integrating Multiple Operations w. Justen Dick

Kelly Ridge Farm: 30558 Old Saltworks Road, Meadowview, VA

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Thursday, July 7, 2022: Rotational Grazing and Cattle Work w. Darrell Wess

Valor Valley Farm: 4949 Pounding Mill Branch Road, Pounding Mill, VA 24367

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Thursday, July 21, 2022: Beekeeping w. Maria McWatters

Fungirl Farms, LLC: 19543 Old Jonesboro Rd, Abingdon, Virginia, 24211-6911

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Thursday, August 4, 2022: Forest Farming w. Ryan Huish

Appalachian Cove Forest Farm & Homestead: 2857 Cox Chapel Rd. Duffield, VA, 24244

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Thursday, August 18, 2022: Fruit/Apple Orchards w. Tom McMullen

Kelly Ridge Farm: 30558 Old Saltworks Road, Meadowview, VA

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Field School Students Can:

  • Tap into the knowledge of seasoned farmers and agriculture professionals from across the region.
  • Meet like-minded people who are also looking to take their passion for farming to the next level.
  • Learn how to connect with the local food scene, with government resources, with new ideas, with markets for farm products, with legal guidance, and with proper laws.
  • Workshop their ideas with their peers, experienced farmers, and industry experts to get specific feedback and invaluable insights.
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