Four women have been named West Virginia \u201cWomen in Agriculture\u201d honorees for 2015, according to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA). They were honored during a ceremony at the State Fair of West Virginia on Sunday, Aug. 16.\r\nInduction is granted to those women who have made significant contributions to the establishment, development, advancement, or improvement of West Virginia agriculture, forestry, or specialty crops in the Mountain State.\r\n\u201cThis program provides recognition for a very deserving group of people,\u201d says Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick. \u201cI extend my congratulations to this year\u2019s new members. They have all demonstrated a lifetime of dedication to agriculture in West Virginia.\u201d\r\nThis year\u2019s inductees are Nicole Fansler of Mathias, Sherrie Hutchinson of Ripley, Margaret W. Woodworth of Burlington and Jennifer \u201cTootie\u201d Hill Jones of Lewisburg.\r\nJones owns and manages Swift Level Farm and Swift Level Land and Cattle in Greenbrier County. She also keeps small herds of horses that she has been breeding for over 40 years, two of which have made two different Olympic three-day event teams. She is passionate about maintaining fertile soil, lush and abundant forages, and production of healthy, grass-fed steers.\r\nSwift Level was the 2014 Greenbrier District Conservation Farm and was runner-up for the 2014 WV State Conservation Farm of the Year. Jones is active in several agriculture organizations including Greenbrier Valley Pasture Network, WV Food and Farm Coalition Meat Working Group, WVDA Rural Rehab Loan Committee, and Greenbrier Local Foods Initiative, among others.\r\n\u201cWomen understand the rhythm and spontaneity of life,\u201d says Jones. \u201cThey live that way due to teaching and caring for others. Love the land as deeply as those you love, respect nature for the force you cannot control, and learn to live in the rhythm. It will feed you, your families, and your communities in every way.\u201d\r\nJones operates Swift Level with her two children.