MORGANTOWN — “There’s a new food system being built in West Virginia and our farmers are at the root of it all,” said Tom McConnell, WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center program leader. “Last year, West Virginians spent $8.3 billion on food, and we want to provide a comprehensive learning and networking experience to help those farmers get a bigger piece of that pie and meet consumer demand.”

The marquee educational event organized and hosted by the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center is the West Virginia Small Farm Conference with more than 110 classes and nine conference tracks for farmers to take advantage of to help their operations run more efficiently and profitably. The conference takes place in Morgantown at the Morgantown Marriott Waterfront Place from Feb. 21-24.

Registration can be found at