Rainelle student serves as Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture


One lucky student from Rainelle was chosen as the Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture for the Day at the State Fair of West Virginia on Tuesday, August 15. And she’s only nine years old!

Maeva Robinson is a student at Rainelle Elementary School and entered the contest to be a commissioner for the day through the WV Department of Agriculture. This is a new highlight at the State Fair for 2017. Six students across the state were selected, and Maeva is the youngest!

They each had to make a presentation on the importance of locally grown food. She said she grows fresh tomatoes and cucumbers in her greenhouse. When asked why having locally grown food is important, Maeva replied, “Because it tastes better!”

As apart of her duties as honorary commissioner, Maeva gave out ribbons at the horse show and held a cooking demonstration in the West Virginia building. She even had lunch with WV Commissioner of Agriculture, Kent Leonhardt.

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