Agribusiness Promotion & Development Committee


To promote agritourism activities and agribusiness development. Examples of issues of programming importance include:

  • Quarterly campaign to feature agribusinesses (seasonal promotions) and farmers markets
  • Assessment of the workshop/educational needs of the agribusiness community
  • Evaluation of proposed ordinance changes for potential impacts
  • Recommendations for changes to policy and ordinances relative to items such as agritourism events and on-farm stays
  • Recruitment of agribusinesses to the county
  • Assistance to county staff in identifying and making application for agricultural grants and loans
  • Promotion of 4-H programs and the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Programs in schools


  • 2nd Tuesday of last month of quarter at 8 a.m.
  • Chesterfield County Planning Department
    9800 Government Center Parkway
    Chesterfield, VA 23832


  • Number of Members: Five (one per magisterial district)
  • Ex Officio/Nonvoting Advisors: Virginia Cooperative Extension; Virginia State University; James River Soil and Water Conservation District; Pocahontas State Park; and Chesterfield County Departments of Planning, Environmental Engineering, and Economic Development
  • Term of Service:  Two-year term


  • Mark Landa, Bermuda District
    Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Tracey Lockett, Clover Hill District
    Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Howard Nester, Dale District
    Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Andrew Thomas, Matoaca District
    Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Matt Ray, Midlothian District
    Term expires December 31, 2022