Tri-state Farm and Food Conference slated for Nov. 6

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HUNTINGTON, W. VA. — Farmers and community members within a 50-mile radius of Huntington, W. VA. will gather Nov. 6 at The Douglass Center, 1448 10th Ave., to study ways to connect farmers, chefs, processors and consumers in the $1.2 billion food industry of the tri-state region.

The conference offers a variety of topics to engage all individuals within the region’s foodshed — including the everyday consumer.

Topics

Conference topics include fruits and vegetables, value adding, food security, animal care/production, economic development and farm to institution. Farmers, residents of the region, and all those who are interested are invited to attend the event for a $20 registration fee.

Breakfast, lunch and break snacks will be provided and sourced from local tri-state farmers.

The conference is being hosted by the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center in co-operation with Unlimited Future and Ebenezer Medical Outreach, as well as staff from WV State University, Kentucky State and Ohio State Extension.

The Cooperative Extension Service is located in every county in W.Va. and serves as a source of research-based knowledge to the people of the state. Unlimited Future is a Huntington non-profit business development center offering support and advisors to participating businesses.

Registration

For program details, registration forms or any additional information, visit the WV Small Farm Center website at http://smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu/events/farmfoodconference.

Additional questions may be directed to Tom McConnell or Carrie See at 304-293-2642 or trmcconnell@mail.wvu.edu.

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