West Virginia State University Extension Service to Host Spatial Analysis Workshop Series for Farmers

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
February 13, 2020
West Virginia State University Extension Service to Host Spatial Analysis Workshop Series for Farmers
INSTITUTE, West Virginia – West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service will host a workshop series on sustainable production management through spatial analysis beginning Feb. 29. The series includes five in-person sessions on the WVSU campus and self-paced online learning.

“This hands-on workshop series will help make farm planning easier, more productive and sustainable,” said Dr. Annette G. Ericksen, assistant director for agriculture and natural resources at WVSU. The series is ideal for producers who own or lease land for agricultural purposes, Ericksen said.

The schedule of in-person sessions runs between February and May at WVSU, as follows.
  • March 29: Introduction to Spatial Mapping: Planning and Resources (UPDATE: This event will now take place as a webinar. Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  Please include your name and mailing address so we can send you a binder and class materials.) 
  • April 11: Beyond Mapping Resources: Application and Implementation
  • April 25: Preparing a Comprehensive Management/Production Plan
  • May 1-2: Data Collection through Remote Sensing and Digital Mapping
  • May 30: Pulling It All Together: Discussion of Case Studies
All sessions are free to attend and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., except the May 1-2 sessions, which are part of the annual West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference & Community Expo; times to be determined.

Registration for the sessions is required and available at wvstateu.edu/extension.

Funding for the series is provided by the 1890 Universities Foundation. To learn more, contact Ericksen at annette.ericksen@wvstateu.edu or (614) 271-3005.

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