Last month we decided to point our car in the direction of Skyline Drive, and these bucolic rural scenes were on the way.
There was also a lot of farmland.
According to a website I found at this link:
There are 43,225 farms in Virginia.
The typical Virginia farmer is 58.5 years old.
The average farm size is 181 acres.
Farms cover 7.8 million acres.
Approximately 36 percent of Virginia's primary farm operators are female.
Less than 15 cents of every consumer dollar spent on food actually goes to the farmer.
The website sources are from the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture, 2016 survey data from National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the Economic Reserarch Service (ERS).