Making the Connection: Enhancing Agricultural Understanding in an Urbanizing Area

Project Overview

Project Type: Sustainable Community Innovation
Funds awarded in 2002: $7,300.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Principal Investigator:
Suzanne Heflin
Prince William County Farm Tour


  • Agronomic: potatoes, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: beans, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: native plants
  • Animals: bees, bovine, ratite


  • Animal Production: grazing - rotational, watering systems, feed/forage
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, marketing management, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: riparian buffers, riverbank protection, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: biological control, cultural control, mulches - killed
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Sustainable Communities: urban/rural integration, community development
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.