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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
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Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID)
AFID Planning Grants

Agriculture and Forestry Development Services

Your first point of contact for starting, expanding or relocating your business.

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

Agriculture and Forest Development Services (AFDS) staff assist entrepreneurs and existing companies at every stage of their business, from developing the concept to coordinating the Grand Opening

Depending on the specific needs of the client, AFDS staff will:

Resources and Partner Organizations

Finance an Agriculture or Forestry Business
VADO (Virginia Ag Development Officers group)
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
VA FAIRS (Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation, and Rural Sustainability)
USDA – Rural Development (Virginia)
USDA – Farm Service Agency (Virginia)
Specialty Crop Competitive Grant Program
Office of Farmland Preservation

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