The Great State: West Virginia

West Virginia is our last Great State. And we picked a great one to end on. West Virginia has over 23,000 farms and 95% are family-owned. Those farms produce apples, trout, turkey and peaches in quantities that rank in the top 15 for each category. Wheat and soybeans are also produced along with a lot of livestock including chicken, cattle, eggs, lambs and sheep. The state also produces honey. We are thrilled to have shared all of the fifty states and their farm facts with you!

Capital: Charleston

Population: 1,819,801

Founded: June 20, 1863 (West Virginia is the 35th state)

State Bird: Cardinal

State Tree: Sugar Maple

State Flower: Rhododendron

State Flag:

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Largest City: Charleston

Nickname: Mountain State

 

Farm Facts:

Number of Farms: 23,200

Average Farm Size: 157 acres

Total Farmland: 3.7 million acres

 

For more information on West Virginia, check out http://wvtourism.com/default.aspx.

 

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