VA Beginning Farmer & Ranchers Coalition Offers Webinar on Food Crop Donation Tax


Join us for a Beginning Farmer Webinar! Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:00pm to 2:00 pm (Eastern)

Good Harvest: Virginia’s Food Crop Donation Tax Credit Presented By: Representatives from First Lady of Virginia’s office, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, and Department of Taxation

Through Virginia’s Food Crop Donation Tax Credit, farmers have the opportunity to use their excess crops for a purpose: serving the 1.2 million Virginians who go hungry each year. In this webinar, participants will learn more about how they can make use of the tax credit to donate their excess harvest, give back to hungry families, and receive up to 30% of the value of their donation. The presentation will cover background of the program, a walkthrough on filing for the credit, suggestions on connecting with local food banks, and a question and answer session.

To participate in this webinar, please go to:

If you would like to call-in on the phone only (no computer required): Call: 1-855-749-4750 Enter Access Code: 311 916 500

No registration is required. About 15 minutes before noon, go to the website address above to prepare for the webinar. Login by entering your name and email address. You will then be prompted to download and install the WebEx add-on. Once installed, you will be taken to the webinar. Set up your audio connection by clicking the “Connect to Audio” button on the left. Attendees connecting with their phones should use the “Call Me” or “I Will Call In” options. Attendees connecting with computer headsets and microphones should use the “Call Using Computer” option. To hear the audio presenters, speakers must be turned on. 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 at the Virginia Beginning Farmer Program website afterwards.

Please check that your system meets the minimum system requirements for WebEx here: System Requirements

The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program is state-wide and coalition-based program. Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension serves as the backbone organization for the Coalition. Funded through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center. For more information about the webinar or program questions, contact the program director, Kim Niewolny at


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