Event Details


July 7, 2020


11:00AM-12:00 PM


Online via Zoom or Dial in by Phone


This event is free.


Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension
Katie Trozzo

Adding Value to your Harvest for Year Round Income

July 7, 2020

With shifts in the value chain due to COVID-19, many farmers are looking for ways to make their fresh products shelf-stable. This webinar will explore processes, experiences, resources, and support for farmers interested in determining the feasibility of making value added products from their farm. Attendees will hear from Laurette Tucker, a rural business specialist at USDA's Rural Development, and Coley Jones, a managing member of Richlands Creamery, who has gone through the Value Added Producer Program to create value added products on her farm. This webinar is being shared by the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program and Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension. The meeting is free to attend, and registration is not required. 

The meeting can be accessed via this link https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/93262416196 or by phone at +1 929 436 2866 (US) using Webinar ID: 932 6241 6196.

Zoom Directions: About 15 minutes before noon, go to the website address above to prepare for the webinar. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android using the provided link. If this is your first time joining a Zoom webinar, you will be prompted to download the Zoom Launcher. Upon completion, enter your name and hit the "Join" button. You will then be placed in the meeting. You will be prompted to connect to audio, with instructions given on how to do so based on the audio option you select. During the webinar, questions can be typed into the chat box on the right hand side of the screen. A recording of this webinar will be available on the Virginia Beginning Farmer Program website within one week of the webinar date.

Note: If your internet is slow or experiencing connectivity issues consider joining via the link on your computer and then calling in via your phone for audio.

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Katie Trozzo at ketrozzo@vt.edu

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