RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is well known for its prominence in American history. The Commonwealth was built on farming and, today, agriculture remains Virginia’s largest private industry. The 2017 edition of Virginia Agriculture focuses on our historic practices and products and how many of them have come back into style. The “what’s old is new again” theme includes articles about the dramatic increase in farmers’ markets, the consumer appeal of agritourism, heritage animal breeds and species, historic recipes, craft breweries and cideries, and much more.
This is the fifth edition of Virginia Agriculture, an annual magazine produced for VDACS at no charge by Journal Communications to promote our state’s diverse agriculture industry. Governor McAuliffe, Secretary Gooden and agency staff share the magazine during domestic and international trade and marketing missions. Copies are also provided to Virginia legislators. Journal Communications assists with distribution by shipping magazines to Virginia Chamber of Commerce offices, boards and associations, Virginia Farm Bureau offices, Future Farmers of America members, Virginia Cooperative Extension and doctor’s offices throughout the state.
The magazine is now available online at www.VAagriculture.com, but we would be happy to send you some hard copies for your boards, associations, farmers, agribusiness leaders or any other people or groups who might be interested. They come packed 60 to a box.
— Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services