WVFFC’s 2016 Annual Advocacy Training

March 29, 2016  



The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition is hosting its 2016 Annual Advocacy Training.

10:00AM-3PM at the Summerville, Armory
(Lunch included)

We’ll be focusing on how state and national policies impact food and farm communities everyday!

In the morning, Stephanie Tyree of the West Virginia Community Development Hub will facilitate a panel session to discuss what happened at the legislature during the 2016 session and the realities of constituent lobbying. Panelists include:

Emmett Pepper, Lobbyist
Adam Taylor, the West Virginia Farmers Market Association
Cyndi Kirkhart, Facing Hunger Food Bank
Elizabeth Spellman, The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition
(more panelist to come!)

During the afternoon, you will help us we prepare for the 2017 legislative session. We’ll be asking you to help us develop our policy platform surrounding the food access and farm viability.

From June 2016 to January 2017, we’ll be translating our communities’ needs into legislative bills. To build the people power of our communities we need to hear from YOU.

Register for the event 


10:10 AM – 10:20 AM Welcome, Introductions, Agenda, Housekeeping
10:20 AM – 10:30AM Video: How State Policy Changes Have Affected WV Farms
10:30 AM – 10:40 AM Food & Farm Coalition’s Policy Process
10:40 AM – 11:45 PM Panel Facilitated by Stephanie Tyree
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM – 2:30 PM Workshop
Issue Areas:
Farm Viability
Food Access
Farm-to-Food Bank
Cottage Food
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Where Do We Go From Here?