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Chairman of the Berkeley County Farmland Protection Board (BCFPB) Floyd Kearsy and Secretary Susan Hawkins were in this morning to talk about Boydville. Last week the board voted to begin the process of selling the historic property. Controversy has surrounded Boydville since the board first purchased it for $2.25 million back in 2005. Floyd and Susan offered some insight into why the property was purchased and what they hope to find in a buyer.
Republican Candidate for WV Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt called in to talk about his campaign. This retired U.S. Marine has been farming since 1996 and said he decided to run because he wanted people to have a choice.
A great privilege this morning to have lifelong farmer Bill Butler and his grandson John Boyd on with us today. Bill took us back to 1939 when the seeds for what would become the Berkeley County Youth Fair were planted. John spoke about the future of agriculture and the importance of 4-H and the fair in keeping that alive.