WV Food & Farm Coalition News

With the first frost, West Virginia's 2015 farming season is entering its final phase, but that doesn't mean there isn't an incredible amount of upcoming conferences, workshops, and opportunities to grow our local food movement. Today, we're excited to announce a new initiative: The West Virginia Co-op Collaborative. The Collaborative will help businesses & individuals use the opportunities created by last year's expansion of the cooperative business statute last winter through the passage of SB352.

Also worth highlighting is the beginning of a large project by our friends at the Coalfield Development Corporation, Refresh Appalachia. This is a "regional economic and workforce development initiative to establish a sustainable training and development program to increase the success of beginning farmers and ranchers in West Virginia, the Mid-Ohio Valley Region, and eastern Kentucky." Great work will be done here, and we can't wait to see how it develops! 

See you in the field!

Two Days Left to Register for the Farm-2-Menu Mixer on Monday, November 2nd at 5:30PM - 7:30PM in Lewisburg, West Virginia

"Come share a local meal and hear from farmers and chefs who are making farm-2-table work! Learn how to increase your farm-to-restaurant sales and boost profitability, with information on a variety of topics". Register Here!


Join us at The State of Local Food: Meet & Greet in Morgantown! This casual meet & greet event is free and open to the public. It's designed to host a variety of participants from the local food economy, consumers, retailers, restaurant owners/managers, and farmers.

As we continue our mission, we can only do so with YOUR feedback and support. Please come to share your ideas, needs, and wants. Register Here!

Upcoming Events
For a complete list of events visit http://wvfoodandfarm.org/news-media/events
Farm-to-Menu Mixer: Entrepreneurial Networking
Nov 1, Thomas Education Center, Thomas, WV
South East Regional Foodshed Gathering
Nov 2, State Fairgrounds, Fairlea, WV
Farm-to-Menu Mixer: Entrepreneurial Networking
Nov 2 (After the Foodshed Gathering), Hill and Holler Restaurant, Lewisburg, WV
Field to Tray ConferenceNov, 4-5, Rockville, Maryland
Two Day WV High Tunnel WorkshopNov, 4-5, Huntington, WV
Blue Ridge CTC Agribusiness ConferenceNov, 6, Blue Ridge Technical College, Martinsburg, WV

Nov, 6-8, Durham, NC
 4th Tri-State Food & Farm Conference
Nov 14, Huntington, WV
 ASAP's 2015 Farm to School Conference
Nov 14, Asheville, NC
 Webinar: Finger Lakes Meat ProjectNov 18, 2015 at 1 PM (EST)
 Organic Growers School Hosts "Farm Dreams?" Workshop
Nov 21, Candler, NC
 2016: Future Harvest/CASA Beginning Farmer Training ProgramYearlong, Maryland
 Fuel Up To Play 60Nov 4, 2015
 Harvesting Opportunities in New York ConferenceNov 4, 2015, Albany, NY
Farmer's Market Vendor Training Series Nov 10th, 17th, and 24th, Danville, VA
 New Economy WeekNov 9-15, 2015
 Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants ProgramNov 30, 2015
 Healthy Kids Innovation Grant Through the Whole Kids Foundation and United Health FoundationNov 30, 2015 at 5 PM (CST)
 American Association of University Women Career Development GrantDec 15, 2015
Grants Available Through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives (FINI) Grant Program

Dec 16, 2015 at 5 PM (EST)
 WV Farm Service Agency - Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program & Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised FishVarious (Fall, Winter)
Home Depot Community Impact GrantsOngoing
 Wild Ones Grants for School Gardens and Community Nature AreasOngoing
Job: Crew Chief, Refresh Appalachia
Nov 25, 2015
Job: WV Hub Seeks Executive Director
Accepting Applications Until Filled
No Deadline
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