Thanks to the poultry industry, Hardy County continues to remain in the forefront of agricultural producers in West Virginia. Our farmers benefit by raising broilers, layers and turkeys and our residents benefit by having jobs on the farms and available in the plants and that support and process the finished birds.
Retail establishments are helped by locals who have money to spend, banks are helped by making loans to farmers and home owners, governments are helped by taxes paid by farmers and people with jobs and the industries, and those taxes in turn pay for the services provided by county and city governments, schools and agencies. It’s a wonderful cycle here in poultry country and benefits everyone.
As we read about other areas of West Virginia where school systems are broke, county and city governments are nearly in the same situation, businesses are bankrupt and closing and people are leaving the state, we realize just how fortunate we are to be living and working in an area supported by poultry.