CERTIFIED FARM SEEKER PROGRAM
Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP)
Certified Farm Seeker Program
Over the past few years, the Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP) has been asked to provide additional assistance and opportunities for beginning and expanding farmers seeking beyond just the existing Virginia Farm Link database. Working in partnership with the Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers, OFP has developed a new Certified Farm Seeker (CFS) program designed to provide individuals seeking farming opportunities with the tools needed to successfully demonstrate their farming commitment and vision to interested landowners. The program was officially announced at the Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers Summer Expo July 27-29, 2012. Additional information and materials will be provided as the program is further developed.
Who can become a Certified Farm Seeker?
How do you become a Certified Farm Seeker?
What are the benefits of becoming a Certified Farm Seeker?
Participants in the CFS program will be invited to numerous networking and social opportunities to interact with other farmers and landowners.
Participants in the CFS program could receive a professional review of their business plan or time with a transition mediator or attorney for reduced or no cost. (proposed)
How can I apply for this program?
For more information, please contact: