MARKETING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) supports the state's varied agricultural community by assisting producers and processors locate the best markets for their products, both domestically and abroad. VDACS’ Division of Marketing and Development serves producers, commodity boards and associations, retailers and buyers by providing marketing assistance. Field offices are located throughout the state, as well as overseas.
Promotes economic development within Virginia‘s agriculture sector.
Assists Virginia's producers and processors market their products throughout the United States and Eastern Canada.
Increases the volume of locally grown foods served in school cafeterias and dining halls.
Connects Virginia agricultural producers with profitable international export opportunities.
Guide to pick-your-own and fresh-picked Virginia produce, agriculture products and farmers markets.
Focuses on equity and justice in local food systems by investing in new or expanding food retailers that address food access issues in the Commonwealth.
Identifies, differentiates and promotes Virginia’s top-quality specialty food and beverage products.
Connects industry buyers with Virginia specialty food and beverage products.
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