RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO 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, the Agricultural Development Department wishes 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 administers the USDA Specialty Crop Grant program to assist specialty crop producers; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 9th day of July 2009, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the Agricultural Development Department to submit a USDA Specialty Crop Grant request to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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