The Fauquier Education Farm Winter Workshop Series

These workshops are free and open to everyone. No registration is required.

Fauquier County Extension Office
4 Pelham St # 10
Warrenton, VA 20186

Farmers Markets – Wednesday October 12th, 6 to 8 p.m. Farmers Markets are a great place for small farmers to market an agricultural product and create a successful business. Come join us with guest speaker, Dustin White from Abundant Acres, to learn more about how to be successful at a farmers market.

Composting – Wednesday October 26th, 6 to 8 p.m. Composting is a great way to dispose of waste while adding nutritional value to your garden. Join us at this workshop to learn the dos and don’ts of composting.

Farmscaping – Wednesday November 9th, 6 to 8 p.m. Do you have trouble with pest control in your crops? Come to our workshop on farmscaping where you can find out different land management techniques to create an ecosystem of beneficial organisms.

Rotational Grazing – Saturday November 19th, 1 to 3 p.m. With increased forage production, greater soil nutrition, a longer grazing season, and many additional benefits, rotational grazing is becoming a common practice among livestock producers. Join us for our workshop on rotational grazing with guest speaker Michael Sands.

Technology in Agriculture – Saturday December 10th, 1 to 3 p.m. Drones, automated feeders, robots; the agricultural industry is one of the fastest growing industries in terms of technological advancement. Come join us for our workshop on agriculture technology to learn about some of the different ways farmers utilize modern-day technology.

Aquaculture and Hydroponics – Wednesday December 14th, 6 to 8 p.m. Did you know that plants can grow without soil? Come join us for our workshop on aquaculture and hydroponics to see how this is possible.

Land Acquisition and Leasing – Wednesday January 4th, 6 to 8 p.m. Farming takes a great deal of land in order to be successful. Finding that land can be quite difficult for beginning farmers. Join us for our workshop on land acquisition and leasing to learn what different resources and tools you can utilize to get farmland.

Seed Starting – Saturday February 11th, 1 to 3 p.m. It all must start somewhere. Come join us for our seed starting workshop to find out everything you need to know about seed starting.

Foraging – Thursday February 24th, 6 to 8 p.m. While it may seem like an ancient practice, foraging for wild food has become quite popular in recent years. Come to our workshop on foraging to see what kinds of foods the wild has to offer.

So, you got your soil test back, now what? – Saturday March 4th, 1 to 3 p.m. Soil testing can be very beneficial when starting your garden; but what’s most important is what you do after. Join us in this workshop on what next steps you need to take when getting your soil test results back.