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.

 FARMERS’ MARKET VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE AT SENIOR CENTERS

7/1/2010 Senior citizens who qualify may begin signing up for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) at senior centers throughout the state, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass.

“This is an extremely popular program that benefits agricultural producers large and small, while providing low-income senior citizens with fresh and nutritious locally grown produce,” Commissioner Douglass said.

The SFMNP provides eligible seniors with $20 worth of coupons that can be used for fresh produce at local farmers’ markets. Participants can register for the program and pick up the coupons at the same time, but must meet specific age and income limits.

Participants must be at least 60 years old. A household of one must make less than $20,036, and a household of two must make under $26,955. If a proxy is signing up for a participant, they must have a signed statement from the participant giving them authorization to do so. This must include the participant’s name, address and phone number. Proxy forms are available at your local senior center.

The program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – which will provide approximately $520,000 for the program this year. It is administered by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, which provides training for vendors that accept the vouchers, and oversight of other program details

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