Message from Shenandoah Forum

Ranking fifth in Virginia in agricultural production, our farming industry is the backbone of Shenandoah County’s economy and is closely tied to the success of other economic sectors within the county, such as tourism. Established in 2001 as a non-profit volunteer organization, Shenandoah Forum’s mission is to promote adherence to the Shenandoah County Comprehensive Plan, ensuring that Shenandoah County retains its rural, agricultural and historic character, supports a healthy environment, promotes a sustainable economy and provides a high quality of life.

As its primary focus since 2010, Shenandoah Forum has sought to create a more vibrant agricultural community – a vital step to securing our agricultural heritage, conserving our natural resources and building a stronger future for our county.

The Shenandoah County Agriculture and Farm Guide showcases the county’s rich farming heritage and provides a comprehensive guide to locally produced products available in Shenandoah County. We hope through the guide to increase both awareness and the availability of local farm products, and encourage more value-added activities for our citizens and visitors to enjoy.

Our Mission

Shenandoah Forum works to promote adherence to the Shenandoah County Comprehensive Plan ensuring that Shenandoah County:

  • Retains its rural, agricultural and historic character,
  • Supports a healthy environment,
  • Promotes a sustainable economy
  • Provides a high quality of life for the people who live here.