Small Farm Conference
For nearly two decades, the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Conference has offered the most authentic and inclusive view of agricultural opportunities for West Virginia small farm families. Annually, the conference boasts a variety of useful topics, unique events and informative speakers across more than 110 sessions. Under the organization of the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center, 500+ conference goers enjoyed locally sourced meals in 2020.
18th Annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference
February 21-26, 2022
To be held virtually via Zoom
Goals for Conference
- Unlock the potential of West Virginia small farms to produce food profitably.
- Help small farms transition from commodity production to food production for community and local consumption.
- Support West Virginia’s 23,000 small farm families by:
- Providing reliable, tested knowledge about current trends, needed skills, and latest production and operation information
- Building an understanding of how to develop a successful small farming enterprise.
- Support and further develop West Virginia’s food system and local communities by encouraging local production, processing, wholesale and retail marketing, and consumption.
Registration is now open via the Extension Service Online Learning System. Log in to the system and enroll in the 2022 West Virginia Small Farm Conference. Then register for the conference.
To learn more about how to register, watch this video recording on YouTube.
This year's conference has been transformed and condensed into a virtual event to ensure the safety of our attendees. The WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center feels strongly that the event should be free this year due to the economic situations that individuals may be facing due to the continued pandemic.
Winter Blues Farmers Market
The Winter Blues Farmers Market will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center in Charleston, WV from 1 - 5 p.m.
This event is held in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to showcase what West Virginia can produce during winter months. During the hours of operation, thousands of shoppers from the Kanawha Valley and beyond shop a diverse array of products. This event is free to the public. The Winter Blues Farmers Market has been proven successful with sales topping $61,000 in 2020.
For information contact: Lisa Jones, Program Coordinator at 304-293-2715 or email Lisa.