As the Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) at Virginia State University (VSU) expands its outreach to 74 counties, a $7,500 donation from Colonial Farm Credit will help SFOP achieve its goal of providing programs and services that assist the state’s small, socially disadvantaged and veteran beginning farmers and ranchers.
“VSU has made a real name for itself by producing programs that provide vital information to these groups. As the need for small and beginning farm support programs continues to grow, Colonial Farm Credit was fortunate that it could increase its donation this year to assist with VSU’s efforts,” said Colonial Farm Credit chief executive officer Paul Franklin.
“We’re grateful that Colonial Farm Credit is continuing its generous support to the Small Farm Outreach Program in 2019,” said SFOP director William Crutchfield. “Contributions such as this, along with the additional support Colonial Farm Credit provides throughout the year, go a long way to helping us strengthen our educational offerings, outreach and services that help Virginia’s small farmers.”
“We are very pleased to partner with VSU to give farmers in our area more resources to be successful,” said Franklin.