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Suzanne Pender is a communications coordinator at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, specializing in the areas of organic, veteran, and urban farmers and can be reached at Suzanne.pender@wdc.usda.gov  
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Operation Mountain Grown: Veterans Growing Food, Jobs and Futures in Coal Country

By Suzanne Pender / July 2, 2018

For a remote, mountainous area in West Virginia, McDowell County has gotten a lot of attention lately. The late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain filmed a segment of his television show there, and West Virginia native Elaine McMillion Sheldon, filmed her Peabody Award winning documentary “Hollow” there (her recent documentary short “Heroin(e),” also based in West…

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Operation Mountain Grown: Veterans Growing Food, Jobs and Futures in Coal Country

By Suzanne Pender / June 28, 2018

For a remote, mountainous area in West Virginia, McDowell County has gotten a lot of attention lately. The late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain filmed a segment of his television show there, and West Virginia native Elaine McMillion Sheldon, filmed her Peabody Award winning documentary “Hollow” there (her recent documentary short “Heroin(e),” also based in West…

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