APRIL  2017  |  PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY

Our Perspective
Spotlight: Growth coming to Shamrock 
 
Augusta County's designation as a food processing mecca is growing in strength as Shamrock Farms announces its first expansion since opening its doors in the County in October 2014. The milk manufacturing facility will create more than 70 new jobs and invest more than $40 million into its Verona plant all while committing to source an additional $24 million in Virginia milk. This investment in Virginia milk quadruples Shamrock Farms purchases of Virginia agricultural products. What a great nod to the strong manufacturing and agriculture roots we have in Augusta County!

For the full press release, click here, and click the links below for full media coverage.

News Leader
News Virginian
Virginia Business
WHSV
NBC29

Shamrock Farms products include Rockin' Refuel protein beverages, mmmmilk, and a new product - Cold Brew Coffee and Milk. If you eat lunch at Subway or Chick-fil-A or regularly shop at Kroger and buy milk, you've likely purchased a Shamrock Farms product!

#goaugusta
#gotmilk 
 Amanda

Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development
aglover@co.augusta.va.us

540.245.5619
www.augustaVAbusiness.com 
Wednesday is the new Food Day
Food Truck Wednesdays and North Augusta Farmers' Market
 
'Tis the season for fresh food! The North Augusta Farmers' Market is now open every Wednesday from 12-5p.m. Held on the Augusta County Government Center dock, the market will be open every Wednesday now through October. While you're shopping for your weekly produce, fit in your lunch hour as well over at Food Truck Wednesdays. Get more information, and check out the full schedule here. You'll likely see us there!
#toolbox 
Opportunities for local trucking companies
 
If you operate a local trucking company, there are several opportunities to attend conferences focused on safety in your industry. 
  • Virginia Trucking Association's Safety and Human Resources Conference
    April 25-26, 2017
    Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton VA
    RSVP by 4/14/17 and inquire about further information at:rbolton@vatrucking.org

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Motor Carrier Management Safety Conference
    May 23, 2017
    9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
    Augusta County Government Center, Verona VA
    RSVP by 5/1/17 and inquire about further information at: donna_meadetrucking@yahoo.com  

Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism
 540.245.5619
www.AugustaVABusiness.com
 
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