WV Food & Farm Coalition News

We are well into the month of November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. As the holiday season quickly approaches, we are given a moment every year to give thanks, share kindness with others, surround ourselves with our loved ones, and to quiet our pace. Thanksgiving is a holiday that reminds us in the midst of our busy lives to be thankful, so let us remember to acknowledge the heroic work of our family members, friends, and community members who grow, raise, and prepare the food that nourishes us.

On November 20th, WVFFC will be experiencing a changing of the guard as Garnet Bruell completes his service as an AmeriCorps VISTA with The Coalition. Find out more about Garnet's future stomping grounds and meet our new AmeriCorps VISTA, Evelyn Hartman.

Happy Thanksgiving,

WVFFC Staff and Board   

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.  RSVP Here!
  We have a new link on our webpage! Visit the WV Co-op Collaborative under Initiatives to read a preview of the WV Co-op Collaborative Toolkit. The toolkit is designed for people who are exploring the co-op business model, empowering them with the knowledge they need to create a new cooperative venture successfully.
Upcoming Events
For a complete list of events visit http://wvfoodandfarm.org/news-media/events
 Webinar: Finger Lakes Meat ProjectNov 18, 2015 at 1 PM (EST)
November 18th at 1 PM (EST)
November 19th at 3:30 PM (EST)
 Organic Growers School Hosts "Farm Dreams?" Workshop
Nov 21, Candler, NC
 Kresge Arts & Culture Health Program Announces Their "Fresh, Local, and Equitable: Food as a Creative Platform for Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Info Webinar: December 7th at 1 PM (EST)
PASA's 25th Annual Farming for the Future Conference
February 3-6, 2016, Penn State Conference Center 
2016 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
February 28th - March 1st, Washington, DC
 2016: Future Harvest/CASA Beginning Farmer Training ProgramYearlong, Maryland
SAVE THE DATE: Appalachian Food Justice Conference May 19-21, 2016, Morgantown, WV
Deadline: November 20, 2015
Deadline: November 20, 2015
Until Position is Filled
 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)

Organic Farming Research Foundation Accepting Research Proposals  

Deadline: February 8, 2016
 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
West Virginia Foodshed News
National Food News
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