Marshall Business & Residents Association

Located in Marshall VA in northern Fauquier County
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Located in Marshall VA in northern Fauquier County
 ~Help us grow wisely & well by joining MBRA~

Farming

Learn more about farming in Fauquier County online:  www.fauquierag.com

Thanks to the Fauquier County Agricultural Development Office which has compiled and published the following information on farming in Fauquier:

Farming is good for fauquier county

Fauquier County was founded in 1759.  Then it was mostly farmland.
Today it still is.



FACTS ABOUT FARMING in fauquier county

Agriculture is one of Fauquier County's largest industries,
directly producing nearly $50 million in total impact.

Fauquier's farmers support our local economy by creating more than 3,500 jobs.

Nearly all of Fauquier's farms are family owned and operated.

Fauquier's farmers raise enough beef cattle to feed nearly 550,000 people every year.

Fauquier's horses are Virginia's most valuable, and support a $54 million industry.


Fauquier's dairy industry is Virginia's 5th largest.


YOUR NEIGHBOR IS PROBABLY A FARMER.
fAUQUIER COUNTY HAS MORE THAN 1,222 FARMS ON NEARLY 225,000 ACRES.


Do you know how good farming is for Fauquier County?

Agriculture is tax-positive for Fauquier County because
agricultural land pays more in taxes than it uses in county services.

Residential land uses $1.18 in county funds for every $1 paid in local taxes.

Agricultural land uses only 34 cents in county services for every $1 paid in local taxes.

Agriculture and forestry protect our land and water.

Fauquier County landowners have permanently protected nearly
90,000 acres of land--more than any other county in Virginia--and almost 41 miles of streams.
Most of this is farmland.
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Interested in info on managing private woodlands?  For info on trees and to profile your land, go to:
http://www.forestasyst.org/county.cfm?id=us_VA_51061