WFXR News has launched new, dedicated coverage of Virginia agriculture because is it so vital to the Commonwealth’s economy, and the commodities produced by Virginia farmers are consumed or used by every one of us. We call our coverage On the Farm and it will be reported by George Noleff, who will be covering agriculture in addition to his Outdoors Bound reporting duties.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — You may have thought you were done with quizzes and tests when you finished school, but it’s always fun to learn new things! Therefore, from time to time, we will present you with an “On the Farm” quiz.

Ready? We have the answers at the end of the story, in case you want to jump ahead to see what they are. The information included in the answers is from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Question 1: How many farms are there in Virginia?

A. 10,702

B. 200,000

C. 43,225

Virginia corn (Photo courtesy: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)

Question 2: How much money do Virginia farm exports generate?

A. $300 Million

B. $2.97 Billion

C. $88.5 Million

Cows in pasture (Photo courtesy: U.S. Geological Survey)

Question 3: What countries are the top three for Virginia farm exports?

A. France, Mexico, Germany

B. Spain, Canada, Japan

C. Canada, China, Switzerland

Virginia chickens (Photo courtesy: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)

Question 4: What is Virginia’s top farm commodity?

A. Chickens and Eggs

B. Milk

C. Corn

That is this month’s quiz. We will bring you another in September. The answers for this quiz are below.

Tractor in a Virginia farm field (Photo courtesy: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)

Answers

Question 1: C

Question 2: B

Question 3: C

Question 4: A