Charleston, WV - The West Virginia Farmers Market Association (WVFMA), in
partnership with the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition (WVFFC), announced
they will host a series of trainings around the state. The events will focus
on marketing strategies for farmers' markets and farm production. This is a
continuation of the Appalachian Foodshed Gathering series.
any other industry, agriculture requires continuing education. I am happy to see
some of our partners providing opportunities like these," said
Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. "I encourage our farmers'
market participants to attend these trainings."
first training will be held in Berkley Springs, on October 24th from 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Two additional trainings are scheduled for Jane Lew, November
9th, at Jackson's Mill and for Greenbrier County, December 14th, at the West
Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Topics include access to capital and
insurance, social media, statewide branding and marketing, product pricing
and regulatory compliance.