On episode 011 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks with West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt over Zoom from the State Fair of West Virginia which began Thursday. The two talk about what to expect at the State Fair over the next 9 days, how the Department of Agriculture is keeping the state safe from swine and avian flu, the need for better lab facilities, and how new rules would change the goalposts for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
Kent Leonhardt is in his second term as Commissioner of Agriculture in West Virginia. Previously, Leonhardt served one four-year term in the West Virginia Senate as a Republican representing the 2nd District, spanning from Marshall and Monongalia counties in the north, to Calhoun and Gilmer counties in the south. He is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel.
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