RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES (VDACS) FOR A USDA SPECIALTY CROP GRANT

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County orchards are an important component of our local agricultural economy drawing many consumers in search of pick-your-own fruit including peaches, apples, and berries; and

WHEREAS, in 2009, the Agriculture Development Department applied for a USDA Specialty Crop Grant to assist the orchard industry with plans to market more directly to ethnic populations in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has awarded Fauquier County a $25,000 USDA Specialty Crop Grant to assist orchards in marketing to ethnic populations in Northern Virginia; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of February 2010, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized the County Administrator to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for a USDA Specialty Crop Grant.  

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