Take the Survey

We invite you to take a survey to provide vital input as part of our research for the Agricultural Enterprise Center. The survey will capture information about your goals and challenges and help the CSPDC understand how a Center could best meet your needs.

For purposes of the study, we are seeking insight from the following key groups:

  • Food business operators who may want to make or package products in the Center
  • Farmers who may want to sell into a food hub or process/add value to their crops
  • Food buyers who may be interested in purchasing local products through a food hub

The purpose of this survey is to gather information about the food system, and how an Agricultural Enterprise Center could assist farmers and food businesses expand production and access new markets. Potential services include a commercial kitchen, food lab/testing kitchen, flash freeze facility, training space for smart-ag classes and seminars, a food hub that buys and sells local products, packaging and distribution operations, and business planning resources.

The Shenandoah Valley study area includes the seven counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham and Shenandoah and the five cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro.

If you identify as a key stakeholder, you’re invited to take a survey.