Charleston, WV - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is calling
upon local food stakeholders in the Summers County region to attend a crucial
upcoming meeting. The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and New River Gorge
Development Authority (NRGDA) will be hosting a Regional Food Aggregation
Stakeholder Meeting Tuesday, October 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sandstone Welcome Center. The event
is free and open to the public.
we met with partners around the state, we found several of them
are working towards the same goal. Aggregation is one of those goals that
commonly comes up," said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt.
"Our role is to bring these partners together to facilitate a conversation
on how to work as a team."
agenda will include a presentation from the Central Appalachian Food Corridor
as well as a discussion on the next steps to develop regional readiness for
aggregation. In order to participate, producers, consumers and commercial
businesses are asked to take one of two surveys. These surveys will be used to
help facilitate discussion as well as gather input. Surveys are also open to
those who wish to participate but cannot attend.
you wish to RSVP or need more information, please email BWoodrum@rcbi.org.
Lunch, sourced from local producers, will be provided.
Crescent Gallagher, Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-558-3708 or 304-380-3922