Supporting Value Added Agriculture in Virginia


About Us

VA FAIRS is a not-for-profit foundation based in Richmond, Virginia, with the mission of assisting rural agricultural enterprises.

 

Founded in 2004, we have assisted hundreds of people strengthen their business ideas.

 

Our staff is highly qualified, with years of experience assisting agriculture producers. We partner with major stakeholders including Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and USDA Rural Development.

Services

Our areas of expertise include strategic planning, grant assistance, feasibility study and business plan creation, and cooperative assistance for rural agricultural enterprises.

 

Proven Results

In the last three years:

  • 100+ Producers Assisted
  • 45+ Business Plans
  • 15+ Feasibility Studies
  • 40+ Grant Applications
  • ~$6 million grant dollars to rural communities

Projects

Over the past 11 years, FAIRS has worked with a variety of individuals involved in a wide scope of agricultural projects.

 

Industries we've worked with:

 

Aquaculture, beekeeping, fresh fruits and vegetables to processed value added products, bio-energy, grains/identity preserved, wine, beer, cider, mead, spirits, livestock and meat processing, milk and on farm creameries, forestry, and more.


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