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Loudoun County, VA

Bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains and Potomac River, Loudoun is widely known for its beautiful scenery, rich history and strong sense of community. It is home to an estimated 252,690 (2006) people. It is the third most populous jurisdiction behind Fairfax and Prince William counties. Loudoun County is currently ranked 20th out of 95 Counties in Virginia in total agricultural sales.

Loudoun County’s agriculture maintains a continued presence of row crops (corn, wheat, beans) with a notable amount of acreage. Statewide, Loudoun County ranks #1 in berry and hay production, 3rd in the state in acres planted in Christmas trees, 11th in the state in sheep and lamb populations and 14th in the size of cattle herd, with over 34,000.

Agricultural Acreage in 2007: 142,452 acres
Number of Farms: 1,427
Number of Farm Markets: 7
Top three to five Agricultural Products: Horses, cattle, hay, sheep and Christmas trees.

Total Local Economic Contribution of Agriculture:

  • Revenue from agriculture: $33,807,000
  • Revenue per farm average $23,691
  • Crop sales $19,518,000 (58%)
  • Livestock Sales $14,288,000 (42%)

Other Farm-Related Products or Activities in the County: Wineries, Christmas trees, & agri-tourism

Agricultural Lands protected: 43,836 (Source: Piedmont Environmental Council 2009)

Principal Agricultural Contacts:

Department of Economic Development
Kellie Boles, Agricultural Development Officer

Rural Resources Coordinator
Gary Hornbaker

Loudon Soil and Water Conservation District
Chris Van Vlack
703-777-2075 x107

Current Partners in the
National Capital Farms Network:
Anne Arundel County Arlington County Virginia Calvert County Carroll County Charles County Clarke County Culpeper County District of Columbia Howard County Jefferson County Virginia King George County Fairfax County Virignia Fauquier County Virginia Frederick County Maryland Loudoun County Virignia Montgomery County Maryland Rappahannock County Stafford County St Mary's County Prince Williams County Prince George's County Maryland Washington County Warren County Berkeley County Morgan County
County Links

Loudoun County Home Page
arrowLoudoun County Business Home Page
Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District
Loudoun Farms
Loudoun County Buy Fresh Buy Local guides
Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Assoc.
Loudoun Wine Growers Association
Virginia Grown Programs