Just released information from the 2012 Census of Agriculture shows that agriculture continues to be an integral part of the Region 2000 economy.
The market value of the region’s agricultural products now tops $74 million, a 55% growth over the 2002-2012 time period, with 16% of that growth occurring in the 2007-2012 time period.
The total number of farms in Region 2000 has increased by 5.9% during the 2002-2012 time period, with 1% of that growth occurred during the 2007-2012 time period.
The Region 2000 Local Government Council continues to support the development and growth of the region’s agriculture economy by implementing strategies from the Regional Agricultural Strategic Plan. Currently, the LGC is working with local Extension Agents and local Economic Development officials to determine the feasibility of a Food Hub for Region 2000’s food system.
For more information contact Philipp Gabathuler, email@example.com.
Get Involved! Community Meeting: March 26, 2015, Bank of the James Building, 828 Main Street, 8th Floor, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504. We are seeking your input on the Project Evaluation Method & Prioirity Project List for the Central Virginia Long Range Transportation Plan.
RIDE Solutions will host a free webinar series provided by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) monthly beginning April 2015. The webinars provide a format for stakeholders and colleagues together to learn about successful bicycle and pedestrian programs, explore issues, and support local active transportation initiatives.
Participation is free and requires no registration. All sessions are 1 hour, begin at 3:00 pm and will be held at the offices of the Region 2000 Partnership, 828 Main St., 12th Floor. Each webinar will also offer Continuing Education Credit (CEU) that may meet your professional accreditation requirements.
2015 Webinar Series:
|April 15||Legal Rights and Issues for Pedestrians and Bicyclists|
|May 20||Law Enforcement Strategies to Improve Bicyclists and Pedestrian Safety|
|June 17||First Mile / Last Mile Connections to Transit|
|July 15||Health in All Policies|
|Aug 19||Streetscape Design to Improve Walking and Bicycling|
|Sep 16||Shared Streets, Slow Streets|
|Oct 21||Tactical Urbanism|
|Dec 16||The Best Guides and Manuals You’ve Never Heard Of|
For details, contact Kelly Hitchcock, Senior Planner and RIDE Solutions Program Coordinator.