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WVU Extension Service to help local farmers grow food and communities

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WVU Extension Small Farm Conference is Feb. 19 through Feb. 22. (WVU Photo)

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WHAT: Small Farm Conference, hosted by West Virginia University Extension Service


  • Around 500 West Virginia farmers and agribusiness owners 
  • WVU Extension Service faculty and staff, other industry experts
  • Jennie Love, owner and creative director of Love 'n Fresh Flowers; keynote speaker
  • Various conference exhibitors and Winter Blues Farmers Market vendors

WHEN: From 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 to roughly 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22

WHERE: Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, 200 Civic Center Dr., Charleston

NOTES: The conference also includes the popular Winter Blues Farmers Market, a collaboration with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1-5 p.m. The Winter Blues Farmers Market is open to the public. 

The four-day conference offers an affordable opportunity for West Virginia farmers to learn how to adapt their enterprises to meet the rising demand for local foods and increase their profitability.

Best film opportunities: 

  • Friday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Conference keynote luncheon
  • Saturday, Feb. 22, 1-5 p.m. – Winter Blues Farmers Market media preview

Read the full conference schedule. 

Read more about the conference. 



CONTACT: Hannah Booth
Communications Specialist
WVU Extension Service


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