WV Food & Farm Coalition News

It's summer in West Virginia and the local food movement is stronger than ever. We've just finished up a couple of events: the Local Food Policy & Advocacy Training, and The Putting Local On The Menu Webinar with our partners at the Value Chain Cluster Initiative. 

We hope you find this newsletter full of inspiring stories from around West Virginia, as well as upcoming events and opportunities. 

Happy Summer!

Register now for this $10 event! With a variety of workshops, local food, and networking opportunities, this event, on Monday June 29th at the Osteopathic School in Lewisburg, is bound to be a great time for all attendees. 

On June 16th, over 50 people gathered in Summersville, WV, to learn how to create successful campaigns for local food policy change.The Coalition will continue to narrow down which policy change initiatives they will pursue for the 2016 legislative session by conducting another round of prioritization voting among its network. Read on!

Upcoming Events
For a complete list of events visit http://wvfoodandfarm.org/news-media/events
SE WV Foodshed Farm GatheringJune 29, Osteopathic School, Lewisburg, WV
Meat Your Profit Potential: Alleghany Meats Site VisitJuly 10, Alleghany Meats, Monterey, VA
 Charm Farm Barn Dance (WVFFC Fundraiser)July 11, Beverly, WV
Helping Young Minds Grow: Garden Based Learning Workshop July 27, North Elementary School, Morgantown, WV
PASA Summer ConferenceAugust 6-7, Centre Hall, PA
WV State Fair August 14-23, Fairlea, WV
WV Urban Agriculture Conference Sept 17, 2015
Create WV ConferenceSept 24-26, Fayetteville, WV
 Appalachian Food SummitSept 26, Abingdon, VA
 Carolina Meat ConferenceOct 12-13, Winston-Salem, NC
Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans & GrantsJune 26, 2015
Harry Chapin FoundationJune 30, 2015
 NE SARE Research & Education Grant Pre-ProposalJune 30, 2015
 USDA Value Added Producer GrantJuly 2, 2015
 American Honda Foundation GrantAugust 1, 2015
Golden Carrot AwardAugust 15, 2015
Lowe's Community Partner GrantAugust 28, 2015
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation GrantsOngoing
 Home Depot Community Impact GrantsOngoing
 Wild Ones Grants for School Gardens and Community Nature AreasOngoing
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