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Scale Your Agri-Business with the AG-X Workshop Series

Are you an existing farmer or agriculturalist looking to expand your horizons, explore new opportunities, and take your agricultural enterprise to the next level? Join us for the AG-X Workshop Series, presented by the Dominion Energy Innovation Center and SCORE Richmond, designed to empower you with the knowledge, tools, and connections needed to analyze, strategize, and succeed in your agricultural endeavors.

Program Dates and Location: 

5 Workshop Series meeting on February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6pm – 8pm at DEIC, 201 Duncan St., Ashland, VA

Program Goal:

Our primary goal is to provide you with a comprehensive analytical framework to assess the viability and opportunities of new projects within your existing agricultural business. Each session in this five-part series  is carefully curated to equip you with the essential components that will help you better understand your business and develop the key resources for use in your day-to-day operations.

Session Structure:

1. Knowledge: Specific information relevant to the session topic. “What do you need to know about this topic?”

2. Application: Action steps designed to implement the knowledge. “What do you do with the information you’ve learned about this topic?”

3. Connections: Parties outside of the organization that will be involved in the project. “Who do we need to get involved to execute on the information?”

4. Asset: A deliverable or tool that is helpful to the topic. “This helps me utilize/organize/better understand the topic.”

Who Is This Workshop Series For?

The AG-X Business Planning Workshop Series is open to businesses of all sizes and sectors, aiming to accelerate growth in the current economic climate. Tailored for entrepreneurs introducing value-added agricultural products, services, or brands, this program empowers ventures like controlled environment agriculture, artisanal cheese, or field monitoring drones.

The cost to participate in the AG-X Workshop Series is $125 per company for up to three team members.

Learn more about the agenda and instructors here.

Scholarship Opportunity:

Hanover County Economic Development is offering scholarships to a maximum of five businesses in Hanover County interested in attending the workshop series.  Scholarships will reimburse the $125 registration fee upon completion of  the series.  In order to receive reimbursement of the $125 registration fee, enrollee must attend a minimum of four of the five workshops. Interested participants must be registered as a business in Hanover County or a Hanover resident operating an Ag-based business in Hanover County.  Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants. More information on the scholarship and requirements is available here.    

Hanover-based businesses/entrepreneurs interested in a workshop scholarship must be approved by Economic  Development before registering for the series.  To apply for a Hanover-based Business Scholarship, please complete the online Workshop Scholarship Application. 

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