Technical Assistance
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Virginia Tech Soil Testing Lab
Soil Tests
The routine soil test is all one normally needs for a fertility evaluation. Soil samples are analyzed and computer recommendations generated usually within 3 working days of receipt.
https://www.soiltest.vt.edu/fees-and-forms.html
Natural Resources Conservation Service Virginia
Technical & Financial
Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest managers. Here’s how you can get started with NRCS:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/va/home/
Soil & Water Conservation District Directory
Offices
The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts are 47 districts that serve as local resources for residents in nearly all Virginia localities. Districts, which are political subdivisions of the state, manage conservation programs, employ staff and deliver conservation services free of charge.
https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/swcds
Virginia Cooperative Extension: Local Offices
Offices
Extension brings information, education, and knowledge to you — wherever you live in the commonwealth. Follow the links below to your local office, or visit a 4-H Educational Center or Agricultural Research and Extension Center from the links on the right.
https://ext.vt.edu/offices.html
New Farmers Getting Started Guide by USDA
Technical & Financial
USDA can help you get started or grow your operation through a variety of programs and services, from farm loans to crop insurance, and conservation programs to disaster assistance.
https://newfarmers.usda.gov/new-farmers