The Goochland County Agricultural Center — Community Accessibility and Engagement
The Goochland County ACRES Initiative will serve as a catalyst for sharing and providing information for the agricultural community. The overall plan will be available in print at the Goochland County Agricultural Center as well as at the following Goochland County Department offices: Animal Protection, Assessor's Office, Community Development, Economic Development, and Parks and Recreation.
To ensure the availably of the report and it’s contents, the report in its entirety will be posted on the Goochland County website. In addition, community and public engagement space will be dedicated and established at a prominent location within the County’s Agricultural Center. Print publications, forms, and an interactive kiosk will be available to properly connect and educate the public on the County’s support of its Agricultural Community.
The ACRES initiative will also seek to establish an Advisory Board with the intent to work with the County Board of Supervisors, County Staff, and other stakeholders, to advise, promote, and champion the ACRES Initiative.
The Goochland County Agricultural Center is located at the Central High Cultural and Educational Complex (2748 Dogtown Road Goochland, VA 23063). It is home to the Goochland County Cooperative Extension and the Monacan Soil and Water Conservation District. The center, opened in January 2019, features 6,800 square feet of administrative, meeting, and programmatic space designed to serve and highlight Goochland’s agricultural community.
The Agricultural Center features administrative space for both organizations, a demo/programming kitchen, lab spaces for diagnostic services, meeting space, and demonstration areas on the grounds of the complex. Interactive wall displays line the hallways, highlighting the agricultural history, services, and programs offered to Goochland County. Facility hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM with additional times as necessary for programs and meetings.
Services focus on agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, leadership development, conservation of natural resources, and programs.