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AUGUST 11, 2022



State Fair of West Virginia Announces 2013 Farming Heritage Award Winner

LEWISBURG, WV (06/26/2013)(readMedia)– The eighth annual Farming Heritage Award will be presented to Dr. Joseph Cain from Big Bend, WV. Since 1878, four generations have continued the operation of this 500-plus acre farm, on which Dr. Cain still takes his cattle on a 3-mile drive each year.

The award is sponsored by the State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau and presented to a worthy family who has demonstrated a commitment to a rural lifestyle, been involved in their community, and served as role models to others in the state of West Virginia.

A ceremony will be held honoring Dr. Cain on Thursday, August 15, “Governor’s Day” at the 2013 State Fair. He will also be treated to a day at the Fair, including overnight accommodations, free admission, and preferred parking, as well as a Natural Stone Sign award for indoor or outdoor display.

The Farming Heritage Award is cosponsored by the State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau.

For more information on the Farming Heritage Awards, please contact Kelly Tuckwiller at 304/645-1090 or LeVera Gillum at 304/472-2080 ext. 302.

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