Virginia Agribusiness Council

Be a part of the most diverse agriculture group in the state! 

 As the Unified Voice of Agribusiness, the Council represents farms,   agribusinesses and industry associations of all sizes!  

 No organization is too big or farm too small to find a home at VAC.  

What are the benefits of membership?

  • REPRESENTATION: Active Representation throughout the year with the Virginia General Assembly, Governor's office, and Congressional representatives as laws and regulations are developed.
Click here to see recent regulatory accomplishments on behalf of our members
  • RESOURCES: Highly responsive and knowledgeable resource for our members on regulatory details and compliance concerns as laws are implemented. The Council will help you get the correct answer to your regulatory questions in a quick and efficient manner.

  • UPDATES: Timely updates on legislative and regulatory actions that impact your business through weekly electronic newsletters and meetings of Council members.
Click here to see an example of our Capitol Report newsletter, 
which is delivered to members weekly during the general assembly.
  • NETWORKING: Exclusive networking opportunities with policy makers and industry leaders through Council activities and events.

Who are some examples of Council Members?

  • Our members, and Board of Directors, are comprised of individuals in the categories to the right.  Click on any of the green membership types for more details and to submit an application!

    Still not sure if the Council is right for you?

    Register to attend one of our ** FREE** Council Connections dinners or receptions, where you can meet our staff, local members of our Board of Directors and other Council members in your area while learning more about our organization! We have invited special guests to attend, including local legislators and statewide agency heads.

    Categories for Council Membership

    Family & Commercial Farms - Producers of field crops, vegetables, fruits, nursery products, aquaculture, timber, livestock, dairy and poultry

    Agribusiness Companies - Businesses that process, manufacture, distribute or sell agriculture and forest products, and those that provide services or supplies to family and commercial farms

    Agricultural Lenders - Financial institutions that serve the agribusiness industry and rural communities

    Urban Agriculture - Businesses engaged in urban turf and landscape management (i.e., golf courses, landscapers, lawn care)

    Industry Associations - Non-profit organizations with agriculture and forestry members or promoters of the agribusiness industry (i.e., fair organizations, commodity associations)

    Individuals - Current employees or retirees of a member organization or other industry professionals (i.e., Land Grant University personnel, government agency employees)

    Considering Joining? How about 10% off!

    Submit an application for membership, along with payment, during our Membership Drive and receive 10% off of your dues! 

     Membership Drive runs March 1 - June 30, 2023 

         Contact our office for more details!

    Virginia Agribusiness Council
    (804) 643-3555;
    9323 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite T
     Richmond, Virginia 23235
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