The Loudoun Department of Economic Development’s rural business division helps both new and existing rural businesses by providing both traditional and alternative farming choices as well as assistance with marketing and promotions of rural enterprises. A number of programs and services are available at the local and state level with the primary goal of maintaining the viability of farming in Loudoun.

Services include:

  • Assisting landowners with decisions about what crops to grow or additional agriculture services provided
  • Farm business planning
  • Coordination with Cooperative Extension for technical assistance
  • Marketing and promotions of your rural business
  • Navigation through the zoning/permitting process

Whether it is farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture, restaurants or on-farm wineries, Loudoun farmers are surrounded by consumers who appreciate quality, locally-grown products.

Vanish Farm Brewery at Black Hops Farms in Lucketts is one of Loudoun’s many recent success stories. Working on site with Lucketts Mill and Hop Works, Pilot Malt House and others, owner Jonathan Staples collaborates with distilleries, breweries and restaurants to put quality Virginia agricultural products to use behind the bar.

Hear more about his experience with the county and commonwealth to locate and grow in Loudoun:

Interested in what Loudoun has in store for our rural economy? Learn about our Rural Economy Development Business Strategy and learn more about agriculture’s impact on Loudoun’s economy in the presentation below:

Rural Economic Business Strategy Progress

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