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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

 Better Process Control School Slated During 2013 Small Farm Conference

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will sponsor a “Better Process Control School – Acidified Foods Training” February 27-28 during the WVU Extension Service’s 2013 Small Farm Conference, to be held at the Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown February 27-March 2.

The course is only offered once a year in West Virginia and fulfills federal food code requirements that: “…plant personnel involved in acidification, pH control, heat treatment or other critical factors of the operation shall be under the operating supervision of a person who has attended” an approved course.”

Participants must attend both days of training and pass examinations given during the training to receive their certification.

The two-day class is sponsored by the Virginia Tech Department of Food Science and Technology in cooperation with the WVDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, WVU College of Agriculture and Forestry and Consumer Sciences. Funding for the class was provided by WVDA and through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

The class is limited to 50 participants. Cost is $150 for West Virginia residents and $250 for non-West Virginia residents. Registrations will be accepted up until the morning of the first day of the class.

No additional conference fee is required for this class, but Better Process Control School participants can take advantage of a block of hotel rooms reserved for the Small Farm Conference. Call 304-296-1700 and mention the Small Farm Conference for the special rate.

Full details and registration information are available at www.wvagriculture.org. Information on the Small Farm Conference is available at http://smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu/conference. Questions should be directed to WVDA Marketing Specialist Teresa Halloran at 304-558-2210, thalloran@wvda.us

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WVDA Marketing Specialist Teresa Halloran