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USDA Rural Development Announces New Staff Member to Join West Virginia Team: Welcome Travis Wilfong, Associate Enterprise Director

Andrew Stacy
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MORGANTOWN, W.V., Dec. 1, 2022 – Today, the USDA Rural Development West Virginia office welcomes the addition of Travis Wilfong as an Associate Enterprise Director to the state Rural Development team. 

Wilfong comes to USDA Rural Development from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service West Virginia office where he served as the Business Services Specialist since 2017.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Travis to the team,” said Ryan Thorn, West Virginia State Director for USDA Rural Development. “The vast experience he’s gained from past positions within USDA make him a valuable asset to Rural Development, our employees, and the stakeholders we serve.”

As Associate Enterprise Director, Wilfong will serve as advisor and program manager on administrative matters involving human resources, contracting and procurement, and budget and fiscal management.

In addition to his most recent role with NRCS, Wilfong held positions as the Public Affairs and Administrative Specialist for the USDA Farm Service Agency West Virginia office, and Wildland Fire Technician and Recreation Technician with the U.S. Forest Service in Alabama. Wilfong is a graduate of West Virginia University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Forest Resource Management.  

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/wv. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit the GovDelivery subscriber page.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.


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