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.

 State Department of Agriculture Warns of Wide-Ranging Recall

West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick is warning consumers of a recall on a wide variety of refrigerated, ready-to-eat salad products manufactured by Reser's Fine Foods of Beaverton, Ore.

"These products were distributed nationwide and could make people sick if they eat them," said Commissioner Helmick. "Consumers should throw away affected products, or return them to the store where they bought them."
Although there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with these products, Reser's expanded an existing recall Saturday on concerns products from its Topeka, Kansas facility might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and individuals with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant woman.

The product is sold under a variety of brand labels including 7-11, Aldi, Safeway, Sav-a-lot, Sysco, Walmart and Yoder, among others. The packages will be marked with a Use-by or Best-By date, followed by a plant identifier code of 20.

For a full listing of recalled products, visit www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm372345.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

For more information please contact Reser's Fine Foods Consumer Hotline 1-888-257-7913 (8 a.m.- 10 p.m. EST) or visit www.fda.gov.

Contact Information

West Viginia Dept. Of Agriculture
(304) 558-3708