The State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau are pleased to present the ninth annual Farming Heritage Award to Mr. Charles Hunter and his family from Morgantown, WV.

Since 1927, six generations have continued the operation of Hunter’s Dairy Farm through hard work, dedication, strength and for the love of the land. Today, this farm stands as the only privately owned dairy farm in Monongalia County and is actively involved as a learning farm for several classes from West Virginia University.

The award is sponsored by the State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau and presented to a worthy family who has demonstrated a commitment to a rural lifestyle, been involved in their community, and served as role models to others in the state of West Virginia.

A ceremony will be held honoring Mr. Hunter and his family on Thursday, August 14, “Governor’s Day” at the 2014 State Fair. The family will also be treated to a day at the Fair, including overnight accommodations, free admission, and preferred parking, as well as a Natural Stone Sign award for indoor or outdoor display.

For more information on the Farming Heritage Awards, please contact Kelly Tuckwiller at 304/645-1090 or Joan Harman at 304/472-2080 ext. 306.

For more information about the State Fair, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, and for more information on West Virginia Farm Bureau visit www.wvfarm.org.

 

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