Publication Details

Botetourt County Agriculture Development Strategic Plan

Authors:

Jim Ellis | Terance J. Rephann | Deborah Rexrode

Date Published:

February 10, 2016

Publication Type:

Reports

Botetourt County, Virginia is a predominantly rural county in the Roanoke, Virginia metropolitan area that has evolved into a bedroom community for the nearby cities of Roanoke and Salem.  This study examines characteristics and trends for the Botetourt County economy with special attention to the farm sector. It describes national and regional food and agricultural industry developments that could affect consumer demand and farm production practices. Lastly, it identifies various steps that the community might take to preserve and revitalize agricultural activity in support of local economic development.