Veterans and Warriors Agriculture Project Funded

Updated 28 weeks ago From Press Release
Stephen Littlepage
Stephen Littlepage
(Photo by L. Littlepage)

Point Pleasant attorney Stephen C. Littlepage, who serves as President of the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation, presented a check Tuesday in the amount of $5,510 to West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick to assist in funding the WVDA’s new Veterans and Warriors To Agriculture Project.

The funds will be used specifically to establish 10 bee hives, protective fencing around the hives, and the planting of various berry bushes on a tract of WVDA-owned property at the McCausland Farm in Mason County. 



The small apiary operation will be tended to and nurtured by veterans and warriors who will be trained and educated with the intention that they will then have the skills and knowledge to establish their own agribusiness operation.

Joining Commissioner Helmick at the event was James McCormick, Director of the Veterans and Warriors To Agriculture Project for the WVDA.

The Chaflin Foundation has funded over $100,000  in community projects, ranging from bullet proof vests to supplies for the Mason County Animal Shelter. 34 projects received funding within the scope of the Foundation's mission which accents personal health, wellness, literacy, educations, the arts, music and animal care.

http://www.mydailyregister.com/news/home_top/2863270/Claflin-Foundation-awards-ver-$100000-in-grants

 

 

 

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