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Commissioner is focused on growing agriculture in West Virginia


The Herald-Dispatch

West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt said he was excited to be speaking at the Wayne County Economic Development Authority’s annual dinner at Heritage Farm Museum & Village on Thursday evening.

“We are finally getting the word out that agriculture is a business,” he said. “It’s time we start taking agribusiness seriously.”

Prior to the dinner, Leonhardt stopped by The Herald-Dispatch newsroom in Huntington to talk about his department’s vision for agriculture and requests he will be making to the West Virginia Legislature this year.

Leonhardt added that his department was continuing to identify the needs of West Virginia’s agribusinesses.

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