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Virginia Tech's Field Day/Pesticide Recertification to be held in Virginia Beach

June 27: Virginia Tech's Virginia Beach Facility - Pre-Registration has closed but come and register on-site. The program starts at 8:00 (on-site registration begins at 7:30) and we end at 4:00.

Location: Hampton Roads AREC. 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, Va 23455


GREEN INDUSTRY SURVEY
Click here to go directly to the survey web page

Virginia’s Agriculture Economic Impact is $52 billion annually, and agriculture is the largest industry in the Commonwealth.  Forestry adds another $18 billion annually, with both industries having combined revenue of $70 billion (2012 survey data). 

The Green Industry in Virginia is comprised of golf courses, sports turf managers, wholesale producers, landscape retail business, nurseries or providers of landscape services. Collectively, all of these green industries employee thousands of workers, purchase products, rent or own buildings, and provide the State of Virginia with tax revenue.

Based on previously reported totals from the turf and/or green industries of other southern states (data below), we estimate the annual economic impact value for Virginia's Green Industry to be $8-10 Billion (or higher!).

In Virginia, facing legislative issues, a lack of money to support industry research and development at Virginia Tech, and a host of other factors (labor, economic, environment etc.), industry leaders launched the idea of completing a Green Industry Survey for Virginia. Utilizing 2005 data when discussing economic importance, the number of industry employees, and other facts and figures, our voices were not being heard, and therefore the green industry was being ignored. BY completing this survey, OUR INDUSTRY can update statewide data on acreage, plant material, employee counts, expenses and revenue to further support our industry initiatives. 

After two years of working on a plan and a strategy, we have finally funded the cost of the survey and hired an outside party to manage the development and administration. With support of industry associations, we have developed on gotten feedback on the survey questions from all the industry groups. 

Please select your area and complete the survey:
Arboriculture  Christmas Tree  Golf  Lawn Care  Nursery  Sod Production  Sports Turf

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