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Berkeley County is home to many small farms producing diverse commodities from fruit to honey, grain to meat, and dairy to poultry. Diverse farming operations offer diverse habitats of fields and hedgerows, orchards and woodlands for area wildlife to live, forage and rear young. Whether you are a back yard gardener, an orchardist, or a farmer, our focus is to be your local connection to up-to-date agricultural information. Scroll to bottom of page for links to external agriculture organizations and agencies in the local area.

Your Berkeley County WVU Extension Agriculture Agent is Mary Beth Bennett. Follow the links below to find the information you seek, call our office 304-264-1936, or send email to Mary Beth.

Berkeley County by the numbers from the USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture:

Number of farms: 676
Land in farms: 70,089 acres
Market Value of Products Sold: $30,545,000
State Ranking in Apple Production: 1
County Population: 108,000
Square Miles: 32

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