This study describes the agricultural sector in Fauquier County and gauges the contribution that it makes to the county economy. The study takes a comprehensive approach to measuring the economic contribution of agriculture. Not only does it gauge the economic impact of agriculture sales, but also it looks at the role of closely related value-added industries such as wine and animal slaughtering and processing. In addition, the economic impacts of visitor expenditures connected to farms, wineries and horse shows and competitions are counted. These economic impacts are broken out by source so that the reader can evaluate the relative importance of each component. In addition, the study discusses other economic benefits that result from Fauquier County agriculture.