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Charlottesville, Virginia Farm Information

Buying a farm in Virginia is a very serious decision and information about the farming community as well as farming programs and regulations can aid in making an educated decision. Below are several links that can assist you in learning more about the Virginia and Charlottesville farming community.

Agricultural Programs & Statistics

Virginia Agricultural Statistics

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a statistics division called the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The NASS conducts agricultural census reports every five years. At this site you can research production down to the county level.



Virginia Department of Forestry

At the Virginia Department of Forestry site, you can learn about Virginia's forests, conservation programs and many of their programs and services for Virginia land owners.



Locate a Cooperative Extension Office

The local cooperative extension offices are kept up to date on the latest research coming from Virginia Tech and other agricultural universities. Many of the agents are specialists in their field and have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with local farmers.



Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension Service

Virginia Tech is Virginia's land grant university and provides the Virginia farmer with research and advice on all types of agricultural endeavors.



Locate a Farm Services Agency Office

The Farm Serives Agency is a division of USDA. There are several offices scattered throughout Virginia. These offices offer advice on all the various USDA programs.



USDA

The USDA has many programs to help farmers throughout the country.



Virginia Farm Service Agency

This page shows many of the USDA newsletters as they relate to Virginia farmers and growers.



Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

The Conservation Reserve Program is administered by the USDA and pays farmers to remove environmentally sensitive land from farm production and replace it with trees or other vegetation.



Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

This USDA program helps farmers to install conservation practices on their farms.



Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)

The Emergency Conservation Program is in place for farmers in need a conservation programs due to a natural disaster.



Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

EQIP is administered through the Natural Resources Conservation Services Offices of USDA and helps farmers voluntarily build conservation practices.



Natural Resources Conservation Service

This is the Virginia page for the USDA NCRS. It explains many of the programs that Virginia farmers are eligible to participate in.



U.S. Forestry Programs

This site provides information on federal forestry programs as well as gives advice on tax issues as they relate to forestry manangement.





Financing Programs

Colonial Farm Credit and Farm Credit of Virginia

Farm Credit provides loans for the purchase of farms as well as for production loans. They are not limited to farms though, they also provide loans for country homes as well.



Conservation Programs

Virginia Conservation Programs

Piedmont Environmental Council

The Nature Conservancy

Farming Organizations

Virginia Farm Bureau

Virginia Vineyard Association

Virginia Angus Association

Real Estate Programs & Resources for Virginia Farms

1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges

Conservation Easements in Virginia

Building a Pond in Virginia

Fencing Cost Comparisons
This is an Excel Spreadsheet created by Virginia Tech.

Government Websites

State of Virginia

Albemarle County

Fluvanna County

Greene County

Louisa County

Madison County

Orange County

CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA REAL ESTATE TAX RATES
As of December 2016
Albemarle .839/$100
Buckingham .55/$100
Fluvanna .917/$100
Greene .775/$100
Louisa .72/$100
Madison .68/$100
Nelson .72/$100
Orange .804/$100
City of Charlottesville .95/$100