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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 1:05pm

The FDIC and  the Small Business Administration offer a training curriculum for entrepreneurs with limited or no prior formal business training called Money Smart for Small Business.  Money Smart for Small Business contains 10 instructor-led modules that provide financial- and b

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 2:36pm

Deadline Extended! Apply by May 31!

The West Virginia Farmers Market Association is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new Farmers Market Pilot Program to provide training, networking opportunities and technical assistance to farmers markets. In a state where the number of farmers markets has tripled over the last ten years, this program is designed to improve the long-term viability of markets and the income-earning capacity of their vendors.

Friday, April 6, 2012 - 4:27pm

Though famous for its rugged hills, West Virginia has enough fertile farmland to supply its own residents with all their fresh fruit and vegetable needs during the growing season – and to stimulate new jobs and millions of dollars in local sales.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:17pm

On Thursday, April 5, 2012, the West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture hosted a free webinar on producer cooperatives. 59 people registered for the webinar.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 9:18am

As most of you know, 2012 is an election year for the position of Commissioner of Agriculture in West Virginia. Gus Douglass, who has held the Commissioner position for the past 44 years, is retiring. The position oversees the operations of the WV Department of Agriculture. Five candidates are running in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012. They are:

Walt Helmick
Joe Messineo

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 1:13pm

On March 3, WVFFC Program Manager Savanna Lyons delivered an update on the West Virginia Food Charter at the WV Small Farm Conference.  Conference attendees had a chance to respond to the draft action plan created at the recent Road Map for the Food Economy event.