WV Small Farm Center

Tri-State Farm
and Food Conference

November 14, 2015 – Huntington, WV

Thanks to all of our attendees this year!

Tri-State food conference encourages local farmers – Article from the Herald Dispatch

The 2015 Conference is dedicated in memory of Tim Appleton of Mil-Ton Farms.

The Tri-State Farm & Food Conference has been met with incredible enthusiasm from folks in the greater Huntington area. We are striving for even more enthusiasm as we gear up for the 2015 conference.

After a two year hiatus, we are happy to be gathering again in the Tri-State. The conference’s aim is to revolutionize the food-shed to help farmers and food producers run viable businesses through agricultural education, in the 50 mile radius of Huntington. This effort reaches an area that encompasses 15 counties located throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

We hope that you will take advantage of the experts we have and that you will form relationships that will continue after the conference. We are fortunate to have so many gifted people who are always happy to help farmers and food producers in anyway they can.


Cost – $25 (includes light breakfast & lunch)

Saturday will feature four 1 1/2 hour long sessions covering topics of Vegetable Production, Farm to School, Risk Management, Marketing, and Food Systems.


Breakfast from 8-9AM will be sourced from local farmers

  • Scones from Huntington bakers
  • Apples from the Wild Ramp
  • Cheese from Laurel Valley
  • Bacon covered dates from Butter it Up

Lunch from Noon until 2:00PM will be sourced from local farmers

  • Hotdogs & Hamburgers from Working H Farms
  • Buns made with wheat from McConnell Mills & baked at Brunetti’s Bakery
  • Squash/Pumpkin Pies from ProStart
  • Whipping Cream from Snowville Creamery
  • Cornbread from Jackson’s Mill
  • Baked Beans & Bean Soup from McConnell Mills
  • Fried Potatoes & Onions
  • Kale Salad from Gritt’s Farm
  • Hot Dog Sauce/Slaw/Sauerkraut from Custard Stand
  • Salad Dressings from Appalachian Mountains Specialty Foods
  • Coffee, Tea, Water

Local food is a focus of our mission, and helping farmers to capture more of the food expenditure of their geographic area is our goal. A special lunchtime panel will discuss an exciting new project – REFRESH APPALACHIA – and greetings from our W.Va. Commissioner of Agriculture, Walt Helmick.

The conference is being held at Heritage Farm Museum and Village, 3300 Harvey Road Huntington, WV 25704, from 8AM-5PM.


OR complete a paper registration form FOUND HERE and return with payment to:

Unlimited Future, Inc.
ATTN: Gail Patton
1650 Eighth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25703
(304) 697-3007

West Virginians spend more than $8 billion on food every year. Less than 1 percent of that wealth stays in West Virginia. But change is underway.

Be among the food suppliers and consumers discovering revolutionary ways to keep both local foods and local food dollars in West Virginia communities.