Johnny Hardesty: Well I’m John D Hardesty Jr, and I’m known as Johnny. I grew up here in Clarke County and we’ve been farming here for nine generations now.
Johnny Hardesty: It all starts right here on the farm, and without the people producing it here on the farm we’d have no food, so it all starts right here.
Johnny Hardesty: From day one, Governor McAuliffe was good for agriculture. He promoted us not just in Virginia; he went around the world more than anybody ever has.
Johnny Hardesty: He didn’t look at politics, Democrats and Republicans, he looked at solving the problems for our industry and moving forward.
Johnny Hardesty: Agriculture is still the number one industry in Virginia. It’s a $70 billion industry, 334,000 jobs created through agriculture. The governor helped achieve those numbers we have today.
Johnny Hardesty: From day one he’ll hit the ground running. The governor knows how to put a team together and how to lead them.