Virginia Farmer's Direct Marketing Association

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Join the hundreds of Virginia farmers that have learned the power of "Growing Together." Explore your future, join VFDMA today!

Membership benefits include:

  • Low-cost and no-cost educational workshops
  • Opportunities to meet and network with others involved in agricultural direct marketing
  • Monthly e-newsletters
  • Annual conferences and trade shows
  • Farm tours

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Welcome to the VFDMA

The Virginia Farmers Direct Marketing Association provides an organization and environment that encourages and promotes the growth of farm direct marketing by offering its membership:

  • educational and networking opportunities in which to improve their direct marketing skills, and
  • direct access by the general public to fresh fruits and vegetables, organic herbs, honey, meat and dairy products, Christmas trees, farm experiences, tours, fine dining, bed and breakfasts, and more.

Explore what the VFDMA has to offer and "Together We Can Grow..."

 

Featured Farm

We're featuring Virginia Food Works of Farmville!

After researching the existence of food processing facilities in Virginia, Virginia Food Works was surprised to find that there was not a place where fresh, local food can be preserved.  In this environment of incredible local food demand, combined with the need for farmers to increase produce sales and retain or expand their farms, they saw a small-scale food processing facility as the missing link in a truly local food system.  Virginia Food Works manages commercial food processing at a facility located in Prince Edward County, Virginia.  The venture is a public/private partnership where the processing facility and equipment are owned and maintained by the government of Prince Edward County while the facility staff and services are managed by Food Works.  The facility is uniquely located int eh "heartland" of Virginia, allowing easy access for farmers and food entrepreneurs across the state of Virginia.

For additional information about Virginia Food Works, visit their website, follow them on Facebookemail them, or give them a call @ (434) 960-8958.  The facility is located at 7916 Abilene Road, Farmville, VA  23901.

 

Strategic Farm Planning Bootcamp

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ellwood Thompson's Local Market

Richmond, VA

Register Now!

Come and hear from Jeff Samford, Business Partner, Inc. of Richmond, about how to take your agribusiness to the next level by helping you to make a plan and stick to it!! Best of all...Walk away with a Completed one page Strategic Plan that you will actually use!

This workshop will include:

• Review of Success & Failure characteristics of business owners

• Focus on Purpose - Answer your "Why"

• Goal Setting (Personal & Business):

- Identify Key Conversion Rates & KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

• Define Your Target Market(s)

• Complete Draft Strategic Plan (Customized to each attendee)

• Time Management:

- Identiy Best Practices & Challenges

- Devise Plan for Accomplishing the Big and Important Items

Workshop sponsored by Ellwood Thompson's Local Market!

Register Now! Space is limited!