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Buddy Davidson

Communications Officer

West Virginia Department of Agriculture

HQ Phone:  (304) 558-3550

Direct Phone: (304) ***-****direct phone

Email: b***@***.us

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West Virginia Department of Agriculture

1900 Kanawha Blvd. East

Charleston, West Virginia,25305

United States

Background Information

Employment History

Corporate Sponsorship Committee


Affiliations

PRSA-West Virginia Chapter

Board Member


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Secretary of Agriculture


Education

Buckhannon-Upshur High School


Marshall University


West Virginia University


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PRSA West Virginia Chapter

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Buddy Davidson


DSLO: Directory of State and Local Officials

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Buddy Davidson
Communications Officer Communications Division bdavidson@wvda.us Address: 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston, West Virginia 25305 Phone:304-558-3708 Fax: 304-558-3131


West Virginia Department of Agriculture: News Release

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Buddy Davidson, Media Contact
Phone: 304-558-3708; Cell Phone: 304-541-5932; Fax: 304-558-3131; Email: bdavidson@wvda.us


Who We Are

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President-Elect Buddy Davidson WV Department of Agriculture1900 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25305 Phone: 304.558.3708 Fax: 304.558.3131


Free Press, WV

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WVDA project coordinator Buddy Davidson said that the few berries provided by state growers sold well last year.
"We sold 200 pints of berries at quite a premium over farmers' market prices, and that was only at one location and only over two days," Davidson said. "I think we can duplicate that number at three or four other locations in Buckhannon." He noted that the timing of the festival has been problematic for growers, who have had a difficult time having berries ripe in mid-May. The increasing prevalence of high tunnels - low-cost, unheated greenhouse-type structures - makes fresh berries in mid-May a more practical proposition than in past years. In fact, many farmers report using the tunnels to grow some types of produce year-round. He noted that the WVDA will be able to purchase berries up-front as a way of simplifying the financial aspects of the project. Berries will be then be priced to recoup the price paid to growers, with a little bit left over to donate to the Upshur County FFA club for helping with the sale. "We serve two goals with this project," said Davidson. "One is to help farmers take direct advantage of the pricing opportunity they have with a large, popular namesake festival. The other is to educate high school students about agriculture and business, and steer some of them to become food producers in the future. The age of the average farmer in West Virginia and the U.S. continues to climb and few young people see farming as a viable career option, but it is, he noted. "People will always need to eat and more and more, they prefer to eat food produced close to where they live," Davidson said. For more information, contact WVDA Communications Officer Buddy Davidson at 304.558.3708, 304.541.5932 (cell), or . WVDA project coordinator Buddy Davidson said that the few berries provided by state growers sold well last year. "We sold 200 pints of berries at quite a premium over farmers' market prices, and that was only at one location and only over two days," Davidson said. "I think we can duplicate that number at three or four other locations in Buckhannon." He noted that the timing of the festival has been problematic for growers, who have had a difficult time having berries ripe in mid-May. The increasing prevalence of high tunnels - low-cost, unheated greenhouse-type structures - makes fresh berries in mid-May a more practical proposition than in past years. In fact, many farmers report using the tunnels to grow some types of produce year-round. He noted that the WVDA will be able to purchase berries up-front as a way of simplifying the financial aspects of the project. Berries will be then be priced to recoup the price paid to growers, with a little bit left over to donate to the Upshur County FFA club for helping with the sale. "We serve two goals with this project," said Davidson. "One is to help farmers take direct advantage of the pricing opportunity they have with a large, popular namesake festival. The other is to educate high school students about agriculture and business, and steer some of them to become food producers in the future. The age of the average farmer in West Virginia and the U.S. continues to climb and few young people see farming as a viable career option, but it is, he noted. "People will always need to eat and more and more, they prefer to eat food produced close to where they live," Davidson said. For more information, contact WVDA Communications Officer Buddy Davidson at 304.558.3708, 304.541.5932 (cell), or .


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