Advocating For Appalachian Agriculture, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, Martinsburg native and Miss West Virginia Elizabeth Lynch has been making waves nationally as the third-runner up in this year’s Miss America competition.

A five-year member of the organization, she’s used her scholarship money to earn degrees at Delaware State and West Virginia University, and used her platform to be a voice for Appalachian agriculture.

Eastern Panhandle reporter Shepherd Snyder spoke to Lynch about her advocacy work.

Also, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, brought philanthropist Bill Gates to West Virginia on Monday. They visited an old coal-burning power plant that could have another use.

We also hear from the state legislature as the final round of interim meetings continue before this year’s legislative session begins.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

Listen to West Virginia Morning weekdays at 7:43 a.m. on WVPB Radio or subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode. #WVMorning