West Virginia Department of Agriculture Facilitates Ag Producer and Buyer Connections

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is working with local producers and farmers impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts by facilitating communication between producers and potential buyers. The Department will provide an ongoing directory to those who are interested in being connected with local West Virginia farmers and their food products. Producers who are interested in being added to the list can reach out to the WVDA Business Development Division. In order to add items to the distribution list, producers should be prepared to provide contact information and details of available products. Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt said, “We have advocated for local farmers markets and all agriculture operations to stay open during this time. Consumers should take advantage of them while taking the necessary precautions.”