West Virginia State University Extension Service to Host Farming and Food Manufacturing Workshop

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
October 28, 2019
West Virginia State University Extension Service to Host Farming and Food Manufacturing Workshop  
INSTITUTE, W.Va. –West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service will host a free workshop on entrepreneurial farming and food manufacturing Thursday, November 14, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Ohio Valley University in Vienna, West Virginia.
The workshop will provide information on agriculture in the state, popular profitable crops and livestock to grow and raise, and foods to manufacture, as well as where agricultural entrepreneurs can go to access federal grants, cost-share programs and low-interest loans.

"This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for anyone just starting out or interested in launching an agriculture-related business to connect with other producers, WVSU Extension Service and USDA services and resources," said WVSU Extension Service's Alternative Agriculture Extension Agent Kristie Martin.

Workshop speakers include a new farmer, an established farmer and a food manufacturer to discuss how they started and grew their agribusinesses and found their market niche in West Virginia. Representatives from WVSU Extension Service, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture will be on hand to answer questions about programs and agricultural opportunities in the area.

Registration for the workshop is required by visiting wvstateu.edu/extension or contacting Martin at kristie.martin@wvstateu.edu or (804) 482-0178.

Ohio Valley University is located at 1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, West Virginia. The workshop will take place in the Stotts Administration Building, Room 139.

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