Saturday, May 30, 2015

Regional Agriculture Forum

New River Gorge Regional Development Authority & Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing

Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute and New River Gorge Regional Development Authority are hosting a regional Agriculture Forum to educate local producers about topics that contribute to stronger local food systems. 
Presenters will focus on a range of topics such as what technical assistance might be available for local producers, farm to school initiatives, new and emerging markets, how to brand your goods, and how to prepare for selling at farmers markets.  
After presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to connect one on one with local resource providers.
Here's what your afternoon with us will look like. . . 
Attendees pick up lunch
New and emerging markets
-Bill Woodrum, Robert C. Byrd Institute 
The role branding plays in local food
-Value Chain Cluster Initiative 
How to prepare to sell at farmers markets
How to connect to CSAs and food hubs-Value Chain Cluster Initiative  
State of the industry
-Brian Sparks, West Virginia University Extension Service 
Q&A pannel with all speakers
Lunch is included, and attendance is FREE!!

Register HERE

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