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WVU, West Virginia Coal Association to host ‘income opportunities on reclaimed mine lands’ workshop

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CONTACT: Nikky Luna;
WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

WHO: West Virginia University and the West Virginia Coal Association

WHAT: The two organizations will host a workshop “Income Opportunities on Reclaimed Mine Lands in West Virginia,”

WHEN: Jan. 29,1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Dr., Charleston

The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of income opportunities available to those who own, or have to access to, reclaimed surface mined lands with favorable surface characteristics in West Virginia.

Ten speakers will present on topics ranging from bioenergy crops to the growth and uses of hemp to high tunnels for horticulture crops and the Bechtel Summit National Boy Scout Camp. Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, will provide the opening and closing remarks. 

Additional workshop details and the registration form can be found online. If you have questions, contact Jeff Skousen by emailing


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