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Farm Opportunities Day

Farm producers, new farmers and youths are encouraged to attend a one-day training to help highlight commercial farm opportunities for West Virginians to make the most of their farm resources. Farm Opportunities Day pairs industry experts with local farmers to address the region-specific needs of the industry.

General Information

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training
Friday, January 24, 2014
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WACO Center, Glenville State College Mineral Road Campus

Farm Opportunities Day Conference
Saturday, January 25, 2014
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Glenville State College’s Mollohan Community Center

Registration Cost

GAP Training
$25 if received by January 10, 2014 (Must have at least 15 GAP Training participants registered by January 10, 2014 to offer training)

Farm Opportunities Day Conference
$10 if received by January 10, 2014
$20 if received after January 10, 2014
FFA, 4-H members and other persons under age 18, FREE!

Please make checks payable to WVU.

Track Options

Participants can choose from one of four track options. To view a list of courses available in each track and to read a bio of the speakers, please click the hyperlink.

Resource Fair

Approximately 20 businesses, organizations, and outreach institutions will be available during a luncheon resource fair. Attendees can make connections and learn about local business opportunities.

Representatives have backgrounds in everything from risk management to farm credit.

Locally Sourced Food

Local food is more than just a viable option for the dinner table; it’s a healthy, community-minded choice for events. Through collaboration with the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center, all food served during the conference will be locally sourced.

The WVU Extension Small Farm Center continues to recruit producers in their efforts to source locally and meet the demand for their evolving menus. If interested, please contact 304-293-2715 to learn how to become a future producer for events like this.

Register now!