About VA FAIRS
Since its inception, VA FAIRS has assisted hundreds of producers with strengthening their business ideas, and has brought more than $30 million in grant funds to rural agricultural businesses.
VA FAIRS partners with major stakeholders including VFBF, USDA Rural Development and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to provide services to producers. Thanks to these partners, VA FAIRS offers grant-writing and business-planning services at a greatly reduced cost.
VA FAIRS assists producer groups in identifying emerging market trends that create opportunities for small-scale producer cooperatives. These trends often translate into opportunities for producers to transition into new types of agricultural production, processing and marketing ventures that reward attributes such as “family-farm” produced and “locally grown” products.