West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Agriculture Department Announces 2014 Agritoursim Marketing Winners

3/20/2014

 

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture recognized the best in agritourism marketing efforts over the past year during the 2014 Small Farm Conference at Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown February 28.

"Marketing is a key component of a successful agritourism operation," said Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick. "Each year, these awards recognize the best in marketing and promotions, and encourage others to improve their communications programs."

This year's winners are:
Best Brochure for an attraction or event
1 - Harpers Ferry Zip Line Canopy Tour - Jefferson County
2 - Byrnside Branch Farm & Corn Maze - Monroe County
3 - WV Miniature Horse Championship - Preston County

Best Photo depicting WV Agri-tourism
1 - Stone Road Vineyard - Wirt County
2 - Heavenly Sunlight Alpaca Farm - Wirt County
3 - Butcher Family Farm - Wood County

Best rack card for an attraction or event
1 - Lambert's Winery
2 - Smooth Ambler Spirits
3 - Richter's Maple House

Best website for an attraction or event
1 - Mountain State Art & Craft Fair - Jackson County
2 - Byrnside Branch Farm & Corn Maze - Monroe County
3 - Wetzel County Farmers Market - Wetzel County

Best brochure or rack card for a fair or festival
1 - Mountain State Art & Craft Fair - Jackson County
2 - Preston County Buckwheat Festival - Preston County
3 - WV Miniature Horse Championship - Harrison County

Best brochure or rack card for a farmers market, roadside stand or CSA
1 - Parkersburg Farmers Market - Wood County
2 - Wetzel County Farmers Market - Wetzel County
3 - Bridgeport Farmers Market - Harrison County

Best website for a farmers market, roadside stand, bed and breakfast or CSA
1 - Orr's Farm Market - Jefferson County
2 - Fish Hawk Acres - Upshur County
3 - Wetzel County Farmers Market - Wetzel County

Best brochure or rack card for a WV Bed and Breakfast
1 - The Inn at Lost River Bed & Breakfast - Hardy County
2 - The WV Bed & Breakfast Association - Preston County
3 - Brass Pineapple Bed & Breakfast - Kanawha County

Best social media campaign, any agritourism entity sor event
1 - Bridgeport Farmers Market - Harrison County
2 - Orr's Farm Market - Jefferson County
3 - Harpers Ferry Zip Line Canopy Tour - Jefferson County

Contact Information

Buddy Davidson 
304-558-3708
bdavidson@wvda.us