16th Annual WV Small Farm Conference
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16th Annual WV Small Farm Conference

Date: Feb 19 - Feb 22, 2020
More than 110 different classes regarding topics such as: Animal Production, Farm Management, Marketing, Beginning and Advanced Horticulture, Local Food Community, Value Adding and Wholesale Markets, Farm-to-School, Agritourism, Risk Management and Farmers Markets.Unlock the potential of West Virginia small farms to produce food profitably.

  • Help small farms transition from commodity production to food production for community and local consumption.
  • Support West Virginia’s 22,000 small farm families by:
    • Providing reliable, tested knowledge about current trends, needed skills, and latest production and operation information
    • Building an understanding of how to develop a successful small farming enterprise.
  • Support and further develop West Virginia’s food system and local communities by encouraging local production, processing, wholesale and retail marketing, and consumption.
This year's conference will feature Jennie Love, owner and creative director of Love 'n Fresh Flowers and president of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. Love ‘n Fresh Flowers is a five-acre, sustainably-managed, urban flower farm located in historical Philadelphia. Love is the passionate and creative driving force behind this little flower enterprise. Trained both as a horticulturalist and floral designer at Longwood Gardens, she loves educating everyone who will listen about the special beauty and value of locally grown flowers. She also loves taking a client’s vision, be it vague or detailed, and bringing it to vivid life. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other notable publications. Since 2009, Love ‘n Fresh has been dedicated to working with locally grown flowers, foliage, grasses, seed pods, fruits and even vegetables to create our signature earthy elegant floral art.

For more information please visit: https://extension.wvu.edu/conferences/small-farm-conference

The Winter Blues Farmer's Market will be Saturday February 22nd from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.

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