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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (AFDS)

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About AFDS
Relocate or Expand an Agribusiness
Start a New Ag or Forestry Business
Start a Farm
VDACS Marketing Services
Write a Business Plan
Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID)
AFID Planning Grants

Starting a New Ag or Forestry Business in Virginia

AFDS should be your first point of contact when starting a new ag- or forestry-based business in Virginia and will help you get the assistance you need at every step in the process. 

Contact us to get started today.

T. Robins Buck
Senior Project Manager
804.371.6094, Cell: 804.840.9449
Fax: 804.371.2945
E-mail: Robins.Buck@vdacs.virginia.gov

Stephen Versen
Project Manager
804.786.6911, Cell: 804.382.4023
Fax: 804.371.2945
E-mail: Stephen.Versen@vdacs.virginia.gov
AFDS Services for New Agribusinesses

These include:

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