The Virginia Rural Center’s goal is to increase the economic profitability, sustainability, and growth of rural communities in the state of Virginia. Working with local, state, and federal legislators as well as private stakeholders, the Center makes improving economic opportunities for rural Virginia their number one priority. Matson Consulting worked closely with the staff of the Rural Center to create a guide to agricultural development boards. This guide focuses on the formation, organization, and sustainability of ag development boards. This document will help communities across the state increase their economic opportunities and further grow the agricultural community. To learn more about the Center for Rural Virginia, visit their website.