New AG School helps continue agribusiness in Loudoun County
LEESBURG, Va. – They’re calling it a school without walls, and after a pilot program, Loudoun farmers are ready to jumpstart the New AG School aimed grow the agricultural-business of Loudoun County.
The New AG School teaches agricultural leadership through agricultural skills and practices at Fabbioli Cellars in Leesburg. Program mentors teach five modules including cleaning and sanitation, general horticulture, leadership and entrepreneurism, hospitality, and farm equipment and safety.
“Our schools are having less hands on education. We’re working on teaching the basic skills to get them an opportunity for a job, as well as help them be successful at that job,” said Doug Fabbioli, program director.