SWVA communities receive funding to support farmers and food producers
Virginia Governor Youngkin announced on Thursday that two Southwest Virginia localities are receiving funding to support local farms and food producers. The money comes from Youngkin’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund.
Youngkin stresses the importance of agriculture and forestry in the Commonwealth’s economy. $50,000 will go to Carroll County for the Virginia Produce Company, to purchase and install a high-efficiency vacuum cooling machine for produce. The City of Galax will see more than $15,000 to improve their local farmers market, by rebuilding a patio to support accessibility.
(Image: Photo by Erik Scheel: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-giving-fruit-to-another-95425/)