ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY (EIS) - Photo Gallery
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|William P. Dickinson, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry (left) and Todd P. Haymore, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (right), led visitors to the announcement site at Colonial Acres Farm in Henrico County on September 24, 2008, for the Governor's press conference on the newly-released Economic Impact Study on Agriculture and Forestry.|
Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced that Agriculture and Forestry have an economic impact of $79 billion annually in Virginia. "Remember that number - $79 billion," the Governor said.
|Joining Governor Kaine were, left to right, Carl Garrison, State Forester; Bill and Reggie Nelson, owners of Colonial Acres Farm; Todd Haymore, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; and Robert Bloxom, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry.|