MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — This morning, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College hosted a meet and greet with recently elected West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt.
The invitation only event was attended by many farmers from around the Eastern Panhandle and faculty members from the relatively new Agri-Business Program at Blue Ridge CTC.
Commissioner Leonhardt spoke to the group and then fielded questions during a Q & A session. He said that the courses being offered in the Agri Business program at Blue Ridge will help the state in terms of the future of farming and with overall health.
“This is going to help with not just only the next generation of farmers but its going to help with the next generation with our general health so we can save tax dollars on healthcare,” said Leonhardt.
The Commissioner also received a tour of the greenhouse located on the Blue Ridge campus and got a look at some student projects which included some radish and strawberry plants.