WV Small Farm Conference
The Small Farm Conference was again held at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, WV. This gathering of stakeholders in the future of local food and sustainable farming offers many types of trainings, production information and updates, and the opportunity to network and gather new ideas.
Wednesday, February 27
- Better Process Control School
Thursday, February 28 (choose one day-long track)
- Better Process Control School (day 2)
- Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices
- Farmers Markets,
- High Tunnels,
- FFA/Youth Entrepreneurship
Winter Blues Farmers Market and Local Food Dine-Around Thursday evening.
Green Glades Creamery booth at Winter Blues Market
Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2
Friday and Saturday exist in hour-long workshops to maximize the variety and options of attendees.
Friday evening was our opportunity to feature Local Food Banquet and Celebration, where we heard from agricultural leaders in our state.
Walt Helmick, WVDA Commissioner of Agriculture
Jennifer Williams, Director of WVU Extension Ag and Natural Resources
Dan Robison, Dean of WVU Davis College
Steve Bonanno, Director, WVU Extension
Tom McConnell in Channel 12 interview
Hampshire County Old Time String Band, playing at the Winter Blues Market
The Winter Blues Farmers Market hosted by the WV Farmers Market Association is a delicous attraction to conference-goers and Morgantown residents. 2012’s market grossed $18,850 for the participating vendors during the three hour market. 2013 expanded to a 5 hour market and grossed over $20,000! Thank you to the West Virginia Farmers Market Association and sponsors of the market for all their hard work!