An ad hoc Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of professionals familiar with Virginia agriculture, was established in 1998 to provide guidance on the technical aspects of developing an appropriate methodology for the estimation of use values for agricultural and horticultural uses. 

Departments/Organizations that in the past have been represented include: 

  • Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech 
  • Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech 
  • Department of Horticulture, Virginia Tech 
  • Virginia Agribusiness Council 
  • Virginia Agricultural Statistical Service 
  • Virginia Agriculture and Consumer Services 
  • Virginia Association of Assessing Officers 
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension 
  • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation 
  • Virginia Department of Taxation 
  • Virginia Department of Forestry 
  • Virginia Farm Bureau 
  • Virginia Market News Service