The Virginia Agribusiness Council advocates for the business interests of the

diversified industry of agriculture and forestry.

Agriculture and forestry are Virginia's #1 private industries, contributing $91 billion to our economy annually.

Our Organization

The Virginia Agribusiness Council is a non-profit member organization committed to representing the agriculture and forestry industries in the Commonwealth with a unified voice through effective government relations efforts.

The Council was formed in 1971 but its roots extend back to 1928 when its parent organization, the Agricultural Conference Board of Virginia, was organized. The organization was to act as a forum and unified voice for the many statewide farmer organizations at the then biennial sessions of the Virginia General Assembly.

The complexity of issues facing agriculture and forestry rapidly increased over the years which paved the way to creating the Virginia Agribusiness Council.

Members We Serve

We represent a diverse membership in the agriculture and forestry industries.

Begin your membership with us.

Upcoming Events

    • Friday, April 21, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Don't miss your opportunity to hear a recap of the 2023 General Assembly session from Council Executive Director, Cliff Williamson, and our government relations staff, Brad Copenhaver and Heidi Hertz. Learn about issues facing your industry, and receive the latest agribusiness updates.

    We are hosting this event online so you can join us from anywhere! Zoom link will be sent out the Friday prior to the webinar.

    ** This webinar is free and open to members and non-members! **

    Thank you to our Sponsor

    Contact us about sponsorship opportunities!

    • Thursday, May 18, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Meadow Event Park; 13191 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA 23047

    You're invited to join the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and VMDAEC at Meadow Event Park on Thursday, May 18th. This Council Connection will kick off the Gaff-N-Go Weekend. The Gaff-N-Go is the east coast’s largest power line worker’s rodeo, bringing teams from utilities across the country. This Council Connection will provide Agribusiness Council members an opportunity to network while getting a behind the scenes look at the skill and talent it takes to keep the lights on across Virginia.  

    Registration Fee: Free for Council members & non-members



    Your sponsorship is greatly appreciated! 

    Please see registration form for ways that you can support this event!

    • Tuesday, June 13, 2023
    • 8:30 AM
    • Lake Chesdin Golf Club; 21801 Lake Chesdin Pkwy, Chesterfield, VA 23838

    Join us for a day of golf at Lake Chesdin Golf Club in Chesterfield, VA to spend quality time with agribusiness industry members and colleagues!

    Learn more about this important program and how you can contribute to its success on our golf page!

    Tentative Schedule

    8:30 am-9:30 am - Registration; Driving Range Practice; Putting Contest (concludes at 9:30 am)

    10:00 am - Shotgun Start; Boxed Lunch on Cart; Beverage Service on the Course (Two Drink Tickets Provided); Individual Hole Contests

    3:00 pm - Awards Reception with Lunch/Supper


    Updated 3/10/23

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