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LOCAL FOOD BUSINESSES IN SPOTLIGHT AT
AG AND CONSERVATION DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Agriculture and Conservation Day at the Capitol will be Friday, March 2, 2012, in the Capitol Rotunda. The public is invited to a reception featuring West Virginia Grown products at 10 a.m.
Various agricultural organizations will have informational displays and representatives on hand to answer questions, including the West Virginia Conservation Agency (WVCA) and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA).
WVDA exhibits will include information on numerous Department programs including regulatory and consumer protection programs, animal programs and water quality programs. In addition, the WVDA Communications Division will hand out a variety of cookbooks and other publications.
WVCA will feature displays from more than a dozen districts in the state, along with displays from other agencies involved in watershed protection activities.
“This is one of our best opportunities of the year to show off the superb products made by West Virginia agribusinesses,” said Commissioner Douglass. “I hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity to learn something about agriculture in our state and to join us for a sampling of our great ‘West Virginia Grown’ products.”
The “Taste of West Virginia” reception will feature samples from a variety of West Virginia agribusinesses, including Knouse Foods, Tasty Blend, Crazy Baker, Gunnoe Farms, Charleston Bread, The Purple Onion, The Old Village Roaster and Top Spot Country Cookin’.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture protects plant, animal and human health through a variety of scientific, regulatory and consumer protection programs, as mandated by state law. The Commissioner of Agriculture is one of six statewide elected officials in West Virginia. For more information, visit www.wvagriculture.org.
“The Basis of All Wealth is Agriculture.”