Resources for Agricultural and Applied Economics

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
NASS to Release Final Census of Agriculture Data Aug 4, 2009 2906-1363
A Summary of Agricultural Air Quality Perceptions in Virginia Apr 20, 2010 3004-1442
Agri-Tourism May 1, 2009 310-003
Getting Started in the Cattle Business in Virginia May 1, 2009 400-790
The Income Side of Seasonal vs. Year-Round Pasture-based Milk Production May 1, 2009 404-113
Horse Manure Management May 1, 2009 406-208
Addressing the Consequences of Predator Damage to Livestock and Poultry May 1, 2009 410-030
Specialty Crop Profile: Rhubarb May 1, 2009 438-110
Planning Fencing Systems For Controlled Grazing May 1, 2009 442-130
Precision Farming Tools: GPS Navigation May 1, 2009 442-501
Methods and Procedures: Determining the Use Value of Agricultural and Horticultural Land in Virginia
Virginia law allows for localities adopting a program of special assessments for agriculture, horticulture, forestry and/or open space lands for their land to be taxed based on the value of the land in one of these four uses (use value) instead of its market value. This document describes methods and procedures used to calculate use values for agriculture and horticulture land based on an income and rental rate approach.
Aug 3, 2016 446-011 (AAEC-118NP)
Why Use-value Estimates Can Differ Between Counties May 1, 2009 446-013
Farm Record Book: Expenses and Receipts
This book provides forms for many of the categories of expenses, receipts, labor, and financial summaries needed by most agricultural related businesses using cash accounting methods. Column headings are included for major items with some columns remaining blank for your own headings.
Apr 6, 2017 446-017 (VCE-867NP)
2007 Virginia Farm Business Management Crop Budget May 1, 2009 446-047
2011 Virginia Farm Business Management Livestock Budgets May 1, 2011 446-048
General Permit Requirements for Confined Animal Feeding Operations in Virginia May 1, 2009 446-049
Does Use Value Taxation Hold Potential to Lower Farmers' Property Tax Bills? May 1, 2009 448-036
A Citizens' Guide to The Use Value Taxation Program in Virginia
The purpose of this publication is to help farmland owners, farmers, and other interested citizens to better understand the use value taxation program in Virginia.
May 1, 2009 448-037
Managing Prosperity: Estate and Retirement Planning for All Ages. Powers of Attorney
The power of attorney is a legal document by which one person (called the creator, grantor, or principal) appoints another person (called the attorney-in-fact) to make personal and/or financial decisions and perform certain acts on behalf of the principal.
May 1, 2009 448-064
Managing Prosperity: Estate and Retirement Planning for All Ages. Advance Medical Directives (Previously Called "Living Wills") May 1, 2009 448-065
Managing Prosperity: Estate and Retirement Planning for All Ages. Love, Marriage, and Divorce
This publication will present an overview of the rights of spouses in property upon divorce.
May 1, 2009 448-066
Managing Prosperity: Estate and Retirement Planning for All Ages. Probate and the Probate Process
This publication strives to give some basic information on probate and the probate process. The authors hope that the knowledge contained in this publication will take some of the fear and uncertainty out of the probate process.
May 1, 2009 448-067
Investing in GPS Guidance Systems? May 26, 2009 448-076
Managing Prosperity: Estate and Retirement Planning for All Ages. Rights of Surviving Spouses and Children
This publication addresses the issues of whether a surviving spouse or child has a right to more than was left to them under the will and, if so, what rights these persons hold.
May 1, 2009 448-079
Managing Prosperity: Estate and Retirement Planning for All Ages. An Introduction to Trusts
This publication gives a general overview of the use of trusts in estate planning.
May 1, 2009 448-087
Managing Prosperity: Estate and Retirement Planning for All Ages. Planning for Long-Term Health Care May 1, 2009 448-089
Managing Prosperity: Estate and Retirement Planning for All Ages. Use of Conservation Easements in Estate and Conservation Planning
A conservation easement is a legal agreement that a landowner makes to limit the type and amount of development on his/her property. This publication will also discuss how the donation of a conservation easement can be a valuable estate-planning tool.
May 1, 2009 448-094
A Characterization of Direct-Market Beef Processing and Marketing in Virginia
Beef is Virginia’s second most important agricultural industry, with 20,000 beef farms generating more than $400 million in cash receipts
May 11, 2009 448-123
A Characterization of Direct-Marketed Beef Production in Virginia Jul 15, 2009 448-124
An Inventory of Beef Slaughter & Processing Facilities for Virginia Direct Marketers of Beef May 26, 2009 448-195
Preparing for an Agritourism Event: A Checklist May 1, 2009 448-501
Foundations for a Successful Farmers Market Apr 27, 2010 448-502
Using the Internet for Direct Marketing May 1, 2009 448-505
Describing Commercial Berry Crop Production and Marketing in Virginia: Results of a 2006 Survey May 26, 2009 448-507
Supermarkets as Alternative Market Outlets for Virginia-Grown Berries Jan 18, 2010 448-508
Organic Feed-grain Markets: Considerations for Potential Virginia Producers
This publication is intended to help producers make informed decisions on whether to enter organic feed-grain markets by giving an overview of the market for organically produced feed grains, and issues for producers to contemplate as they consider entering the market.
May 1, 2009 448-520
Applying Cost Benefit Analysis to Nutrition Education Programs: Focus on the Virginia Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program May 1, 2009 490-403
Virginia Census of Agriculture 1997: Tabulations and Analyses May 1, 2009 490-700
Farm Financial Risk Management Series Part I: Overview of Financial Systems for New and Beginning Farmers Dec 9, 2016 AAEC-114P
Farm Financial Risk Management Series Part II: Introduction of Financial Systems for New and Beginning Farmers
There are many factors to consider before starting a new farm enterprise. Financial management is an important component in the startup and decision-making processes for beginning farmers. The purpose of this series of publications is to inform Virginia agribusiness owners and managers about farm financial risk management tools, techniques, and resources available to help them prepare and use a financial systems approach for their operations.
Oct 19, 2016 AAEC-115P
Farm Financial Risk Management Series Part III: Introduction to Farm Planning Budgets for New and Beginning Farmers
There are many factors to consider before starting a new farm enterprise. Financial management is an important component in the startup and decision-making processes for beginning farmers. The purpose of this series of publications is to inform Virginia agribusiness owners and managers about farm financial risk management tools, techniques, and resources available to help them prepare and use a financial systems approach for their operations.
Oct 19, 2016 AAEC-116P
Exporting Wine to the United Kingdown: A Guide for Virginia Wineries Nov 8, 2012 AAEC-12P
2016 NASS Cropland and Pastureland Rental Rates
This fall USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released cash rental rates for irrigated and non-irrigated cropland and pastureland for Virginia counties and cities.
Oct 14, 2016 AAEC-125NP
2017 NASS Cropland and Pastureland Rental Rates Nov 14, 2017 AAEC-142NP
A Comparative Analysis Between Virginia’s and North Carolina’s Wine Industries Feb 1, 2012 AAEC-29P
Frequently Asked Questions About Virginia's Use Value Assessment Program Sep 24, 2015 AAEC-39P (AAEC-102P)
Cultchless (Single-Seed) Oyster Crop Budgets for Virginia: 2013 User Manual Aug 13, 2013 AAEC-40P
Cooking a Simple Family Shrimp Boil Jul 1, 2013 AEE-44NP
Farm Business Management Update Jun 13, 2013 AAEC-47NP
Common Ground: How Can Virginia Cooperative Extension Promote Civic Harmony in Our Polarized World?
The Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute (VNRLI) trains agents, community leaders, activists, educators, industry officials, and environmental professionals in group strategies and personal skills for pursuing consensus-based solutions to complex local problems.
Mar 17, 2014 AAEC-58NP
Grain and Soybean Production and Storage in Virginia: A Summary and Spatial Examination
Grain and soybean production is a critical component of Virginia agriculture — the state’s No. 1 industry (VDACS 2013). Virginia’s farmers produced more than half a billion bushels of grain and soybeans over the span of 2006 to 2012 (USDA-NASS 2013b)1. The objectives of this publication are to characterize the market for grain production and storage in Virginia.
Mar 25, 2014 AAEC-60P
A Geographic Analysis of Agritourism in Virginia
Agriculture is the largest industry in Virginia, with an economic impact of about $52 billion, and it provides over 357,000 jobs to Virginia’s residents (VDACS 2013). In addition, those value-added industries that depend on the farm products employ an additional 76,000 individuals, which generates another $34.6 billion in value-added revenue (VDACS 2013a). Despite the impact that the agriculture industry has on Virginia’s economy, there are several issues of concern.
May 2, 2014 AAEC-62P
A Farmer’s Responsibilities to His Business
Who is the most valuable person on your farm? Herdsman? Milker? Tractor driver? Many owners forget that they are the most important person on their farm. Why do many dairy farmers immediately call their veterinarian when an animal is sick? Yet many farmers postpone visiting the family doctor when they are sick because “they are too busy and it will get better in a couple of days.” How many times does delaying visiting the family doctor result in the owner visiting the local hospital emergency room and spending several days in the hospital? How many farmers have an annual checkup with their family doctor? How many illnesses (e.g. diabetes, hyper tension, and skin cancer) can be detected at the annual checkup? Many of these health problems can be treated and monitored by their family physician before they grow into major problems. If the owner cannot manage his business when he is ill, who will manage it for him? The farmers’ health and well being is the most important asset on his/her farm.
Jun 6, 2014 AAEC-69NP
Sometimes, Half the Road Is Not Enough™: A Public Safety Awareness Message to Improve Farm Equipment Safety on Public Roadways
This fact sheet is a product of the 2014 Spring Kohl Centre Experience. To find out more about this project team and related information, please go to the Kohl Centre at Virginia Tech’s website: www.kohlcentre.aaec.vt.edu.
Jun 10, 2014 AAEC-70NP
AgCache: An Innovative Marketing Tool for your Agribusiness
This fact sheet is a product of the 2014 Spring Kohl Centre Experience. To find out more about this project team and related information, please go to the Kohl Centre at Virginia Tech’s website: www.kohlcentre.aaec.vt.edu.
Jun 6, 2014 AAEC-72NP
An Overview of Virginia Agritourism: Results From the 2013 Profitability Survey
Over the past decade, agritourism became a significant sector within Virginia agriculture, and there have been an increasing number of research studies in this area. Nevertheless, most literature has focused more on the motivating factors in starting an agritourism operation and less on the financial aspects. This study discusses the findings of a recent statewide survey of Virginia agritourism operators and evaluates the current status of the Virginia agritourism industry and its overall profitability.
Mar 11, 2015 AAEC-77P
Using Market Maker to Connect Virginia Meat Producers and Processors
This fact sheet is a product of the 2014 Fall Kohl Centre Experience. To find out more about this project team and related information, please go to the Kohl Centre at Virginia Tech’s website: www.kohlcentre.aaec.vt.edu.
Jun 6, 2014 AAEC-86NP
2014 NASS Cropland and Pastureland Rental Rates
This winter USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released cash rental rates for irrigated and non-irrigated cropland and pastureland for Virginia counties and cities.
May 4, 2015 AAEC-91NP
Selling Directly to Buyers: How to Price Your Products
Did you know that farmers who sell unprocessed foods to retail outlets typically receive just 11.6 cents of each dollar the consumer spends on food? The remaining amount is allocated to industry groups such as food processors, packaging and transportation, retail trade, food services, energy, finance and insurance, and legal services
Dec 11, 2015 AAEC-97P
Introduction to Labor Issues for Beginning Farmers
There are many factors to consider before you start a new farm enterprise. Labor issues are often underemphasized in the decision-making processes of beginning farmers. It is important to consider who you will hire, where you will find help, how you will manage your employees, and what legal matters are relevant to your farm.
Feb 25, 2015 AEE-106NP
Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program: Technical Assistance & Resource Directory
The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Resource Directory is to help beginning farmers and ranchers in Virginia know what resources and resource professionals are available to them as they plan their new farm or ranch. The service and resource professionals featured throughout this directory are Coalition partners and are excellent points of contact for beginning farmers/ranchers and other service providers. The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Extension Education.
Aug 28, 2013 AEE-76NP
Virginia Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Credit Trading Programs: An Overview May 4, 2016 ANR-173P
Assessing the Economic Feasibility of Growing Specialized Apple Cultivars for Sale to Commercial Hard Cider Producers
This publication describes a set of associated budget spreadsheets that utilize a systematic means to assess the feasibility of growing specialty apple cultivars for sale to commercial hard cider producers.
Sep 30, 2013 AREC-46P
Value and implications of corn stover removal from Virginia fields
There has recently been increased interest in the use of crop residues for different industrial uses in the US and the world. Corn residue is frequently cited as the most likely candidate for alternate industrial uses because of the large area of production and the relatively large amount of residue produced per acre. Among the potential alternate uses for corn stover, biofuel production has received the greatest attention.
Apr 6, 2017 CSES-180 (CSES-182NP)
FACILITATION SERIES: The Art of Flip Charting
The discussion has begun, and words are flowing from each person like the water in a rushing stream. These words must be captured and become the wallpaper plastered throughout the room. It is this process of flip charting that creates the visual summary of key discussion points and provides the group memory that supports the process of a facilitated conversation.
Dec 19, 2014 CV-44NP