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West Virginia’s only commercial bison farm goes all in on agritourism


TERRA ALTA, W.Va. — Liz Riffle’s friends thought she was kind of crazy when she told them she was starting a bison farm in 2017. But for Liz and her husband, Jimmie, it made perfect sense that their first foray into farming would be raising the national mammal.

“Everybody else raises cattle,” she said. “We wanted to do something different.”
Riffle Farms is the only commercial bison farm in West Virginia. Raising American bison, as they’re formally called, seemed like a perfect combination for the Riffles’ interests and backgrounds.

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