Mineral County residents convene with Ag Commissioner

Mineral County residents convene with Ag Commissioner

Local residents and business leaders recently traveled to Charleston, W.Va. for Mineral County Day at the Legislature.  Several members of the delegation met with Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt (left) to discuss everything from Gap Certification to organic farming as well as untapped agricultural markets.

“The exchange of ideas was invigorating and educational,” stated WVU Potomac State President Jennifer Orlikoff (second from left), adding, “I look forward to working with Commissioner Leonhardt as agricultural opportunities continue to grow for our students.”

Others attending the meeting included (l-r); Debi Cruse, a writer/editor at the College; Senator Dave Sypolt, chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee; Carole Mongold, a Mineral County resident; and Thomas Butcher, a senior customer service specialist with Potomac Edison/First Energy. 

Also attending the meeting but unavailable for the picture were Senator Patricia Rucker, vice chair for the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee; and Joseph Hatton, deputy commissioner for the Department of Agriculture.