tobacco and vegetable gardening activities. Additional horticultural crops are grown on a limited scale. These include apples and vegetable production that is marketed locally.
There are an estimated 800 head of horses, primarily used for entertainment purposes such as trail riding and horse shows. There are approximately 200 head of sheep and a limited number of hogs. There is a growing interest in the production of goats. Goats are primarily being used for brush control around farms. It is estimated that there are 500 head of goats in Dickenson County. Beef production has increased in the county during the last twenty years. It is estimated that Dickenson County has 2,000 cows and calves.
For more information, contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension office.
Extension Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Unit Coordinator, Animal Science
Dickenson County Office
PO Box 1160, Chase Street, Library Building
Clintwood, VA 24228
Phone: 276 926-4605
Fax: 276 694-4714