Historically Black Virginia State University has entered into an agreement with the George Washington Carver Agriculture Research Center in Culpeper County, Virginia, to create an incubator farm and demonstration site.
The incubator farm and demonstration site comprises two acres of land. Workshops, meetings and training sessions for farmers will be held onsite. The Small Farm Outreach Program, part of Cooperative Extension Services at Virginia State University, will provide fertilizer, seeds, hand and power gardening tools, personnel to provide training and technical assistance, and financial assistance.
“Working together with the George Washington Carver Agricultural Research Center is an excellent opportunity for VSU’s Small Farm Outreach Program to offer a broad range of educational workshops, hands-on trainings and field demonstrations to the Culpeper area,” said director William Crutchfield. “At this newly established incubator farm, visitors can learn firsthand about agricultural management practices they can use or adapt for their own farm enterprises.”