Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Agriculture

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is the agricultural hub of Farm Bureau. We are the largest nonprofit agricultural membership organization in Virginia, with 35,870 producer member families and close to 90,000 associate members who use our services and believe in our cause. VFBF serves as a voice, advocate, and resource for Virginia farmers. With the support of our members, we help promote farming, agriculture and the Virginia way of life.

We are a grassroots, non-profit organization wholly controlled by our members and financed by membership dues.

Our 125,000+ member strong alliance supports family farms, locally grown food, and our rural land through legislative advocacy, education, community outreach, events, and more.

Farm Bureau staff builds mutually beneficial relationships with the private sector, legislators, state and federal regulatory agencies, cooperative extension, and a broad range of commodity and issue-specific organizations at the state and national levels. We connect farmers to the larger community to cultivate understanding about agriculture’s importance to our local community and economy.

As a member of Farm Bureau, you’re helping agriculture flourish in Virginia by supporting family farms, locally grown food, and the Virginia way of life.

Advisory Committees

Agriculture in Virginia is an increasingly diverse industry, with dynamic changes occurring locally, regionally, statewide, nationally and internationally. Virginia farmers need a voice and a forum to surface issues that impact their ability to compete in the fast-changing world of production agriculture.

Grain Marketing

Virginia Farm Bureau buys corn, wheat, soybeans, barley, oats, and milo from Virginia farmers. The Grain Division is one of several Virginia Farm Bureau affiliate companies designed to provide greater value to Farm Bureau members and the overall agricultural community.

Business Development

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation works directly with the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation, and Rural Sustainability (VA FAIRS) to assist producers starting or expanding value-added agricultural businesses.

Virginia Agriculture Facts

Agriculture and forestry are Virginia’s oldest and largest private industries, with an economic impact of $70 billion annually. Virginia farms come in all sizes and produce a wide variety of crops and animals for food, fiber and fuel.

Ag in the Class

The mission of Agriculture in the Classroom is to educate Virginia's children about the importance of agriculture. AITC does this through: Professional development and resources for educators; School grants for agriculturally themed projects; Agriculture Literacy Week reading program; Support for volunteer initiatives; Student outreach.

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