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West Virginia Small Farm Conference

February 22 @ 8:00 am - February 25 @ 5:00 pm EST

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is a proud partner of WVU Extension and hope you will join us at this year’s Small Farm Conference in Charleston. 

Registration Information

We are excited to welcome you to West Virginia Small Farm Conference in February.  You will have the opportunity to learn, network, and have fun all at the same time.  We have a wide variety of sessions and topics to meet your needs. Annually, the conference boasts a variety of useful topics, unique events and informative speakers across dozens of sessions. Learn how to improve production, understand more about marketing, and find out ways to feed local communities and beyond. Registration Link

Online registration deadline is Monday, February 20, 2023.  Walk-in registration will be available at the event.  

Goals for Conference

  • Unlock the potential of West Virginia small farms to produce food profitably.
  • Help small farms transition from commodity production to food production for community and local consumption.
  • Support West Virginia’s 23,000 small farm families by:
    • Providing reliable, tested knowledge about current trends, needed skills, and latest production and operation information.
    • Building an understanding of how to develop a successful small farming enterprise.
    • Support and further develop West Virginia’s food system and local communities by encouraging local production, processing, wholesale and retail marketing, and consumption.

The Winter Blues Farmers Market has been proven successful with sales topping $69,000 in 2022.  If you would like to become a vendor for this event, the application is available online.  Winter Blues Farmers Market is a producer-only market, we do not permit resale or consignment.

Conference Scholarship

If you are a first-time conference attendee you may be eligible for a scholarship.  Our conference scholarship program prioritizes beginning farmers and completely covers the cost of registration.

Winter Blues Farmers Market

The annual Winter Blues Farmers Market will be held Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 1-5 pm at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center located at 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV.

Visit WVU Extension website for more information. 


February 22 @ 8:00 am EST
February 25 @ 5:00 pm EST
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