Rural Agricultural Defenders was formed in August 2018 to strengthen, preserve and protect agriculture, agricultural-based businesses and rural living in Jefferson County West Virginia and the region. Our officers and members include residents of Jefferson County and the surrounding area. Our vision has expanded to providing the public with clear, unbiased and accurate scientific information to allow for evidence-based decision making and action at the individual and community level.
Rural Agricultural Defenders (RAD) is a West Virginia chartered LLC currently re-incorporating to apply for 501(3)(c) Non-profit status. We use 100% of the donations we receive (less fees from 3rd party processors) on two things: hosting public education and action events, and expanding our friends and neighbors circle so we can amplify our impact.
RAD will be opening membership at the Learn and Preserve: Jefferson County Regional Water Symposium. Sign up for our mailing list so we can stay in touch and come to the symposium to meet us!