Virginia Farms for Sale
Farms for sale in Virginia
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Virginia Estates will partner with you and provide guidance throughout the process of scouting, researching, negotiating and closing on your Virginia farm. Our extensive experience and uncompromising thoroughness will directly lead to your ultimate satisfaction and peace of mind in your Virginia farm purchase.
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Baby boomers, retirees, and other people looking for a change of pace target the Southern United States to locate their dream homes or secondary vacation homes and properties. Oftentimes, these real estate searches center on farmlands, ranches, and open space for sale… in the Old Dominion. In fact, the Commonwealth of Virginia offers potential buyers in the present real estate market the ideal region to find a farm or ranch property in the rural South.
Virginia Estates, a premier leader in Virginia real estate, will help you discover Virginia farms, Virginia farm land, and mountain land for sale. If your search involves buying and selling farms in Virginia, our team will make certain you find the right property or sell your farm or ranch for the right price.
Central Virginia is home to some of the richest farmland in the Commonwealth; this is why our region is a wise choice for new and well-established farming operations, equestrian properties, beef-cattle ranches, and award winning vineyards and wineries.
Due to Virginia temperate climate, the state is home to a number of speciality farming operations. In addition to the typical agricultural operation, it has to a diverse collection of farms including beef farms, poultry farms, horse farms, dairy farms and hobby farms.
Finding and purchasing the right farm property is a much more complex venture than buying a residential home or a piece of land. We’ve assembled a short guide that will give the novice farm buyer an overview about building your farm team, Virginia soils, Virginia water and hydrology and farm fencing.
Virginia Prime Farm Land
According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, prime farmland abounds in Virginia; the “prime farmland” designation indicates that land has the best combination of physical and chemical characteristics for producing food, feed, forage, fiber, and oilseed crops. Prime farmland also has the combination of essential characteristics needed to produce sustained high yield crops in an economic manner in-line with acceptable farming techniques. These characteristics include:
- Soil Properties
- Growing Season
- Moisture Supply
Farms for sale in Virginia are attractive because they generally meet the characteristics of prime farmland that produce successful crops, including:
- A reliable water supply from precipitation or irrigation
- A favorable temperature and growing season
- An acceptable levels of acidity or alkalinity
- An acceptable salt or sodium content
- Very few rocks
Other considerations for prime farmland include rural land use that is no near water areas such as lakes and urban areas. Frequency of flooding and water table drained areas are two additional requirements that designate land use as prime farmland.
The Virginia Agricultural Model
The Commonwealth of Virginia takes land preservation seriously. In fact, the Virginia Agricultural Model was developed to serve as a guide to state and local governments and developers and is intended to map important agricultural areas in Virginia based on suitable lands, prime farmland soils, and historic farm resources. This effort directly combats development pressures so that our natural resources are not lost to development and urbanization.
Virginians realize that agricultural resources support a healthy economy and a sustainable way of life. In effect, farming has been and continues to be a vital component of the Commonwealth’s economy; according to the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, farming in Virginia yields approximately $19.5 billion in agricultural production and employs more than 235,000 people.
Central VA Profile: Charlottesville Virginia Farms for Sale
It is well known that some of the Commonwealth’s most fertile land lies between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Virginia Piedmont. It is no wonder our Charlottesville real estate office receives specific inquires for:
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Some of our clients look for land for sale in Virginia so they can establish or continue a successful farming operation, while others want to live in a bucolic setting and own a small farm as a hobby. Regardless, our experienced firm can help you navigate and address the geographic, climate, and soil considerations for your specific farmland search.
Virginia Farms for Sale – FAQ
Does Virginia have good farmland?
Yes. The Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services states that “Virginia’s agricultural production is one of the most diverse in the nation.” Virginia ranks in the top 10 for many of the products the country produces including tobacco, apples, tomatoes and peanuts.
What qualifies as a farm in Virginia?
According to Virginia code 46.2-698, a farm in Virginia is defined as “one or more areas of land used to produce, cultivate, grow or harvest agricultural products.” A tree farm can only qualify if it is part of an orchard, Christmas tree farm or nursery.
How do I get a farm tax exempt in Virginia?
If you are “a farmer, grower, rancher or otherwise engaged in agricultural production for market and if you have a soil conservation plan or resource management in place” that has been approved by your local soil and water conservation district then you may qualify. Go to tax.virginia.gov to read further about this and other tax related information.
What are the most profitable crops in Virginia?
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services places Broilers (chickens raised specifically to be slaughtered) as the most profitable farm commodity with cash receipts totaling $625,026,000 as of 12/01/2021. The next most profitable commodity is cattle and calves which brought in a total of $372,057,000.
What is the average size farm in Virginia?
Virginia has a large farming community with over 41,000 farms spread across the state. According to farmflavor.com the industry provides the state with over 334,000 jobs and covers 7.8 million acres of land. The average size of a Virginia Farm is 184 acres with farms growing and raising a wide range of commodities from poultry and cattle to garden plants and soybeans.