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:
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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 Facebook, email 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
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!