Matson Consulting, along with the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sustainability (VA FAIRS), has recently created a guide that examines and shares the experience of county-based agricultural economic development in Virginia. Although this information focuses on areas in Virginia, the lessons and strategies presented can be applied and shared with agricultural development groups nationwide. The guide has been released and will be presented at numerous meetings and conferences. This project is a collaboration of the Council for Rural Virginia, Virginia State University (VSU), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), and Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), funded through a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. Click here to view “Agricultural Development Board Guide.”