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Small Farm Conference

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. 

Cost: $0

Conference Agenda 

The conference schedule is now available! Check it out at the link below.

View Conference Schedule

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.

If you would like to become a vendor for this event, complete the application found here. Your booth payment can be made online at this registration link.