Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and the Virgin Islands Small Business Center (VI SBDC) launch of the Virgin Islands Agriculture Business Center (VIAgBC) on Thursday, Dec.7, from 5:30 – 7:30 the Great Hall on the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. 

VI AgBC clients will receive one-on-one consulting, business education training, and technical assistance at no charge to the client. Farmers and Fishers will also receive assistance with such things as obtaining a business license, creating business plans, training to assist clients in being prepared for securing financing through funding, grants, and loans, training to be proficient in accounting and bookkeeping, learning cash flow analysis and other fundamental best practices for effective business operation and expansion. 

The implementation of this center is the goal of the 2021 Agricultural Plan directed by Act 8404 to increase agricultural productivity locally to make food security and sovereignty a reality for those living in the Virgin Islands. 

Small Business Development State Director John Morosco, UVI President Dr. David Hall, School of Agriculture Dean Dr. Usman Adamu, School of Business Dean Dr. Kendra Harris and VI Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Louis Petersen, Jr. are expected to give brief remarks.  

VI Members of the UVI community and the general public are invited to attend.  


What: Agriculture Business Center Grand Launch 

When: December 7, 2023 

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: The Great Hall – Albert A. Sheen Campus  - St. Croix 


Contact: UVI Public Relations Office (340) 693-1059