For our final newsletter of 2015, we say goodbye to a year full of food and farm successes for West Virginia. To celebrate our 2015 accomplishments made possible with the support of our food and farm community and the many more in the new year, join WV Food & Farm Coalition on January 26th, 2016 at Local Foods Day 2016: At The Legislature and Celebratory Luncheon in Charleston, WV. 

WV Food & Farm Coalition is hitting the ground running as we ring in the New Year. We welcome the year 2016 with many new and exciting endeavors for the Coalition. May 2016 bring a viable growing season for our farmers and a spirited food and farm community.

Happy Holidays,

WVFFC Staff 
Join WVFFC at the Southern SAWG 2016 Conference: Practicing Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms on January 27th - 30th in Lexington, Kentucky.

Join Local Food and Agriculture Advocates in Charleston on Tuesday, January 26th to speak with your West Virginia State Legislators. A luncheon will follow to celebrate our 2015 successes and to hear from you our 2016 goals. 
Register Here!

Upcoming Events
For a complete list of events visit
Just Food 2015 Conference Available Online with a Keynote Address from Eric Holt-Giménez Available Online
Advocacy Webinar with WV Food & Farm CoalitionThursday, January 7th at 2PM
 WVU Extension Service Presents: "West Virginia AgriTourism Initiative" Courses Beginning January 9thJanuary 9th, 2016, Lewisburg 
Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Informational Meeting with the WV Center On Budget and Policy January 11th, 2016
Charleston Embassy Suites
Charleston, WV
 Future Harvest CASA's Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed 17th Annual ConferenceJanuary 14th - 16th, 2016
College Park Marriott, Hyattsville, MD
In partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Coalition, the Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center is offering the 2016 Growers' Academy in Christiansburg, VA January 19th - March 1st, 2016
Christiansburg, VA
Montgomery County Government Center Classroom
 Local Foods Day: At The Legislature and Celebratory LuncheonJanuary 26th, 2016
Charleston, WV
 Southern SAWG Conference: Practicing Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms January 27th - 30th, 2016
Lexington, KY
PASA's 25th Annual Farming for the Future Conference
February 3-6, 2016, Penn State Conference Center 
Local Seafood Summit 2016: Moving Community Supported FIsheries and Value-Based Fishing Businesses Forward
February 16-18, 2016, Norfolk, VA
West Virginia Small Farm Conference (Register Before December 11th to Receive an EarlyBird Discount)
February 25th - 27th, 2016
Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV
2016 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
February 28th - March 1st, Washington, DC
 Southeast Ohio Farm to School Conference
Thursday, March 3rd - Friday, March 4th, 2016
The Plains, Ohio
 2016: Future Harvest/CASA Beginning Farmer Training ProgramYearlong, Maryland
SAVE THE DATE: Appalachian Food Justice Conference May 19-21, 2016, Morgantown, WV
Grant Opportunities

January 8th, 2016

January 15th, 2016 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)
Job Postings
Are you a "talented, motivated, savvy Chef?" Turnkey Farm to Table Cafe is for Rent in Harper's FerryNo Deadline
Allegheny Mountain Institute is Hiring an Executive Director No Deadline
Allegheny Mountain Institute is Hiring a Farm ManagerNo Deadline
East Fork Farm in Marshall, North Carolina is Hiring Farm Apprentices for the 2016 SeasonNo Deadline
The Farm at Sunnyside in Washington, VA is Hiring a Farm WorkerNo Deadline
West Virginia Foodshed News
National Food News
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