Choosing to build a government of-for-by small farmers
Like many family farmers, Kent makes much of his revenue from agri-tourism—folks who come for the experience of picking their own strawberries.
Choosing to invest in our farmers
Mike Weaver was a chicken farmer in Pendleton County for Pilgrims Pride, which is majority owned by scandal-plagued Brazilian conglomerate JBSSA. The company makes handsome profits, while allegedly cheating to keep farmers’ pay at rock-bottom–real pay for poultry farmers has actually fallen about 6% over the past 30 or so years.
Choosing to invest in small businesses
Dominick Claudio has helped launch a dozen small businesses in North Central West Virginia. A law office, a real estate company, a consignment shop, and an oral surgery center, to name a few. And he started without capital.