Free planning workshops are being offered to those interested in starting a farm.\r\nVirginia State University\u2019s College of Agriculture is sponsoring Beginning Farmer Program workshops across the state. The workshops are intended to help beginning farmers establish and sustain viable agricultural operations through whole-farm planning.\r\nThe next workshop will run from noon to 5 p.m. February 23 at Rappahannock Community College\u2019s Warsaw campus. The registration deadline is February 17. Register online at https:\/\/docs.google.com\/forms\/d\/1Vhx-bGVhRq_UXpeSP_vHzdSGNfwox-oiNq7yN-dexHg\/viewform?c=0&w=1 or call Patrick Johnson, 804-586-8280.\r\nThe workshops are free and open to the public, but participants must pre-register. This type of training is useful when applying for U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency beginning farmer loans and micro-loans.