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Young, Beginning and Small Farmers

Are you an ag-explorer or interested in starting an agricultural operation?  We have resources specific to the needs of young farmers, beginning, small and veteran farmers (YBSV).

The Knowledge Center works to provide resources to assist YBSV farmers with their 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

Young, Beginning and Small Farmer Resources
Veteran Farmer Resources




Youth in Ag (FFA, 4-H)


VA 4-H

VA Dairy Youth Opportunities


WV 4-H

Maryland 4-H

Maryland FFA

Farm Service Agency Youth Loan Program

Youth Livestock Project Resources

Anatomy of a Good Buyers Letter Video

Anatomy of a Buyers Letter PDF Resource

Anatomy of a Good Thank You Letter PDF Resource

Livestock Project Record Keeping Spreadsheet

When is a Lamb More Than a Lamb Chop-Market Lamb Buyer's Guide

When is a Ham More Than a Ham-Market Hog Buyer's Guide

When is a Steak More Than a Steak-Market Steer Buyer's Guide

State FFA Officer Highlights
Ready to launch your farm into action? We'd like to help!

The Farm Credit of the Virginias FarmLaunch program may be for you.