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West Virginia ahead of the game with industrial hemp

By Kent Leonhardt | Jan 22, 2019

One agricultural initiative that West Virginia has been way ahead on is the development of industrial hemp.

It’s time for the state to invest in agriculture

By Kent Leonhardt | Jan 8, 2019

If you believe agriculture should be part of our effort to diversify our state’s economy, lend us your voice. Tell your elected officials to join our cause. It’s time we invest in agriculture.

2018: A new awareness for West Virginia agriculture

By Kent Leonhardt | Dec 18, 2018

CHARLESTON – Freshman college quarterbacks in their first season make a lot of mistakes. But every year after, they continue to hone in on their craft becoming the field commander of their dreams.

Manchin should vote 'yes' to confirming Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court

By Kent Leonhardt | Jul 23, 2018

With his recent nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy, President Trump is continuing his effort to make good by the American public. Now, it is time for Senator Joe Manchin to keep his promise and put West Virginians first by voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

Local foods, state parks are a healthy, wealthy combination

By Kent Leonhardt | Jul 17, 2018

Let’s work toward a healthier West Virginia by utilizing the great outdoors to inspire healthier lives

State agencies must be prepared for the worst

By Kent Leonhardt | Jan 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – Serving 21 years as an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps taught me one thing; always b​​​​​e prepared for the worst.

Agriculture commissioner urges state to embrace STEAM

By Kent Leonhardt | Jun 13, 2017

CHARLESTON – Recently, a West Virginia Department of Agriculture employee participated in Career Day at Leading Creek Elementary in Lewis County. Kudos to these teachers for setting forth the importance of introducing their students, at such a young age, to careers that fall under the science, technology, engineering and math initiative called STEM.

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