Agriculture license plate drives home support for Virginia farms

agricultureSince the Virginia agriculture license plate initiative started in 2004, Virginians who display the specialty plate have been driving home their support for the state’s farmers.

There are currently more than 3,000 drivers on the road who have purchased the tags.

The $25 plate fee also helps agriculture’s cause. Because it is a revenue-sharing plate, after the sale of the first 1,000 qualifying plates $15 from each $25 fee began benefitting programs of the Virginia Office of Farmland Preservation.

“The Virginia agriculture license plate is a great way to show your pride and promote agriculture in the state,” said Andrew Smith, senior assistant director of governmental relations for the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. “It bears a farm scene taken directly from a farm in Orange County. Part of the proceeds from each plate go to the work of preserving Virginia farms. The Office of Farmland Preservation uses the funds to host workshops to teach farmers how to plan farm transition and how to keep their land in production.”

All state residents, regardless of whether they farm, are able to purchase the ag license plate, which is available from the Department of Motor Vehicles at


UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.

augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news