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2017 Farming Heritage Entries Sought

LEWISBURG, WV --Farming families are being sought as applicants for the 2017 Farming Heritage Award that is being offered by the State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau.

The Farming Heritage award will be presented to a family that has strived to maintain its rural lifestyle by contributing to the community, acting as role models, dedicating time to efficient agricultural production, and maintaining the upkeep of their farm through generations.
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Two Upcoming Grant Writing Workshops to Focus on Improved Access to Agriculture Funds

Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture in conjunction with West Virginia University Extension Service has announced two grant writing workshop opportunities. The first will be held Feb. 18 at the WVU Agricultural and Sciences Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the second, Feb. 21 at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Jackson County, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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Ag On The Move trailer pays visit to Allison Elementary in Chester

Ag on the moveCHESTER, W.Va. — Students at Allison Elementary in Chester are getting a unique perspective on farming, and it’s parked right outside their school.


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2017 Legislature Update

WV State SealThe 83rd legislative session started on February 8, with Governor Jim Justice proposing $450 million in tax increases and about $26 million in budget cuts.

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