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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) partners with cities, counties and regional organizations throughout the Commonwealth on a variety of programs and initiatives. VDACS encourages localities to explore these resources.

  • Agriculture & Forestry Development
  • Promotes economic development within Virginia‘s agriculture sector and administers the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID) grants.

  • Databases
  • Library of VDACS databases such as the Dangerous Dog Registry and Animal Custody Record Reports.

  • Farmland Preservation Tools
  • Information on farmland preservation resources such as purchase of development rights (PDR) programs.

  • Virginia Century Farms
  • Recognizes and honors those farms that have been in operation for at least 100 consecutive years.

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