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Head of WVDOA visits Mercer Co., W.Va. to discuss agricultural opportunities

By Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph in Bluefield, W.Va.

West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt visits Mercer County to talk about business opportunities in forestry and agriculture, Monday.   Staff photo by Eric DiNovo

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Possibilities agriculture offers for new businesses and creating jobs were explored Monday when the head of West Virginia’s Department of Agriculture visited Mercer County and spoke with local leaders.

Commissioner of Agriculture Kent A. Leonhardt had a roundtable discussion at the Memorial Building in Princeton about the opportunities that farming and other agricultural activities offer the county.

“I’m here to highlight the economic development possibilities for agriculture in the state of West Virginia. We firmly believe that agriculture can one of the pillars that helps with the economy in West Virginia,” Leonhardt said. …

Read more: https://www.bdtonline.com/news/head-of-wvdoa-visits-mercer-co-discusses-agricultural-opportunities/article_a6804a62-96f0-11e9-be2d-0794a7a31463.html

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