WV Small Farm Center

Welcome to the
WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center!

Tom McConnell, Program Leader The Small Farm Center, under the WVU Extension Service, was founded in 2009 and strives to increase the farmer’s bottom line by helping him or her retain more of the dollar spent on food in his or her community.

We host several conferences throughout the year to bring professionals and experts in certain topic areas to share their knowledge with small farmers who seek to expand their existing operation or try something new.

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20th Annual WVU Income Tax Schools

The WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center offers a wide variety of tax education opportunities for both tax professionals and farm families. Here’s what we’re offering for the upcoming tax season.

2016 National Income Tax Class

2-day class, 16 CPE credits, price $320
Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 – Charleston, Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston
Nov. 2 – 3 – Morgantown, Lakeview Resort & Conference Center

Farm, Forestry & Natural Resource Tax Education Class

1-day class, 8 CPE credits, price $180
Nov. 4 – Morgantown, Lakeview Resort & Conference Center


16th Annual Organic Farm Field Day

West Virginia University’s Division of Plant and Soil Sciences is hosting its 16th annual Organic Farm Field Day on Saturday, August 27, at the WVU Organic Research Farm located on Rt. 705 in Morgantown, WV. The Field Day is open to all. This year’s program will include presentations on: Wholesaling Organic Vegetables, Organic Dairy, Novel Fruits, organic pest management and livestock health and nutrition.


Please register in advance for the workshops so the presenters can prepare adequate handouts, etc. A dinner featuring organic produce grown on the Farm is planned for 6:00 PM. Register for the workshops and dinner on-line at: http://tinyurl.com/wvuorganic , or call 304- 293-8822. The dinner featuring produce from the WVU Organic Farm will be free, but due to the expected large attendance, dinner tickets will be available only to the first 150 to register.

Organic Farm sunflowers

Due to limited parking, van shuttles will run from the Evansdale Campus (Lot 43 across from the WVU Greenhouse) to the farm. The shuttle will pick up at Evansdale at 8-9 AM and 12 Noon to 1:30 PM. For more information, call Dr. Jim Kotcon at 304-293-8822, or e-mail jkotcon@wvu.edu We hope to see you there!


Flood Assistance available to Farmers from WVU Extension

Farmers are encouraged to reach out to the WVU Extension office in their county if their farms have sustained flood damage during last week’s flooding. We can assist with an official damage assessment for insurance and recovery purposes. We may also be able to supply volunteers to assist with cleaning up and repairing farm structures/barns, replacing fences, and more.


The damage assessment form can be found here.

Processed foods travel more miles than the average person knows. WVU Extension Service is looking to change that by helping the state’s 21,000 farmers reach a wider consumer base.

On this page we hope you will find the information that you seek, or at least a phone number or email to contact us for help.

Facts about Small Farms

Local Foods and Small Farms …

… can be more nutritious
… bring communities together
… can be safer to eat
… keep money in communities

Small Farm Advocate Newspaper

The Small Farm Center offers to the public their Small Farm Advocate newspaper. Inside, you will find articles about small grains, aquaculture, the Market Garden at Jackson’s Mill and many other timely topics.

Read past issues of the Advocate here

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