WHAT: The West Virginia University Extension Small Farm Center will host a four-day conference offering an affordable opportunity for West Virginia farmers to learn how to adapt their enterprises to meet rising demand for local foods while increasing profitability.
WHO: Nearly 400 West Virginia farmers and agribusiness operators, WVU Extension faculty, staff and other industry experts, Julie Shanks, keynote speaker and author of “The Farmer’s Office” and “The Farmers Market Cookbook,” various conference exhibitors
WHEN: Feb. 22-25
WHERE: Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston
The conference also includes the popular Winter Blues Farmers Market, a collaboration with the state Department of Agriculture, which takes place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. The Winter Blues Farmers Market is open to the public.
Best photo and video opportunities:
· Friday, Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Conference keynote luncheon
· Saturday, Feb. 25, 12:30 to 1 p.m. – Winter Blues Farmers Market media preview
See the full conference schedule.
Find more information about the West Virginia Small Farm Conference.
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