WVFFC & Partner Events at the Small Farm Conference

February 26, 2015   Tags:

Here’s where you can find us at the 2015 Small Farm Conference. We hope to see you in the audience at one of these or come find us tabling with the Value Chain Cluster Initiative.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Food Hub Track

8:30 – 9:20am Funding WV Food Hubs: Business & Financial Planning & the Resources Available P.1 with Jill Young & Liberty Newberry-Fetty of VC2, Bekki Leigh of OCN, Elizabeth Spellman of WVFFC, and Savanna Lyons of the Leopold Center

9:30 – 10:20am Food Hub Finance to Funding WV Food Hubs: Business & Financial Planning & the Resources Available P.2 with Jill Young & Liberty Newberry-Fetty of VC2, Bekki Leigh of OCN, Elizabeth Spellman of WVFFC, and Savanna Lyons of the Leopold Center

10:30 – 11:20am Building on Food Hub Success with Process & Technology with Bill Woodrum of RCBI

1:30 – 2:20pm Who Are They? Growing Growers for Food Hubs with Annie Stroud of Downstream Strategies and Tom Snyder of OSU’s Cooperative Development Center

2:30 – 3:20pm Farmers, Make More Money: Partner With A Food Hub with Patti Miller of Panorama at the Peak, Gail Patton of The Wild Ramp, Kathlyn Terry of Appalachian Sustainable Development, and Leslie Schaller of ACENet.

WV Farmers Market Association

8:30 – 9:20am Funding Your Farmers Market: An Interactive Forum

9:30 – 10:20am Recruiting & Retaining Vendors at Your Farmers Market

10:30 – 11:20am Branding Strategies for Local Foods

1:30 – 2:20pm WV Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting

Saturday, February 28, 2015

VC2 / WVFFC

8:30 – 9:20am Food Hub Visits – Best Practices: Findings & Conclusions, Tom Snyder, OCDC

9:30 – 10:20am Cooperative Management: Business Options, Formation, and Operation, Tom Snyder, OCDC and Elizabeth Spellman, WVFFC

10:30 – 11:20am How to Grow Your Business and Profits Through Hiring Labor, Mary Oldham, VC2, and Green Edge Gardens

2:30 – 3:20pm Hiring Help – Labor Laws and Navigating Regulations, Mary Oldham and Liberty Newberry-Fetty, VC2, and Elizabeth Spellman, WVFFC

WVFFC Policy & Projects Track

1:30 – 2:20pm Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Food Policy to Work for our Communities, Elizabeth Spellman, JD, WVFFC

2:30 – 3:20pm Food Access in WV: putting projects to work for our communities, Mobile Markets in Wheeling & Williamson,  Ken Peralta, Grow Ohio Valley, Maria Arnot, Mingo County Diabetes Coalition

3:30 – 4:20pm:  WVFMA Policy Group: Putting Policies to Work For Our Farmers Markets, Vendors, and Communities,  Susan Maslowski, WVFMA