Agricultural Partnership Discussions at the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity

Virginia is where commercial agriculture and forestry started in the nation.

Today it creates 450,000 jobs across the Commonwealth and during the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity, a panel, moderated by The Honorable Bettina Ring, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, dug in to discuss the impact of agriculture and innovations in that sector and its impact on rural Virginia.


Hosted by the Virginia Rural Center, the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity took place Sept. 23-24, 2019 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center and brought together state, business, and civic leaders to explore the future of rural Virginia. In addition to Governor Ralph Northam, other featured speakers included legislators from across the Commonwealth, Secretariats, business owners, educators and economic developers. Attendees came from 59 different counties across the Commonwealth, six different states and DC.

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