In an effort to increase economic diversification and opportunity for West Virginia’s farmers, growers, and producers, the Ag Action Council in eastern West Virginia will hold two meetings. Shepard University will host on Monday, March 9 at 6:00 pm, and Potomac State College will host on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 pm. Attendees are welcome to attend one or both meetings free of charge.
Ag Action Council meetings offer agricultural producers and those interested in agriculture an opportunity to meet with stakeholders to prioritize ag programs and initiatives. These meetings will benefit community members who are involved in agriculture and willing to help identify and address challenges for ag advancement in the region. The sessions offer an open platform for people to share their educational and resource needs related to the field and bring individuals and representatives from existing organizations together to cultivate change. A recent success story from the Ag Action Council meetings is a local foods promotion program, which will be utilized to assist producers with ag marketing in the region.
These Ag Action Council meetings, which serve the Potomac Highlands region and the Eastern Panhandle are presented by the following organizations: West Virginia University Extension, Eastern WV Community and Technical College, Potomac State College, Shepherd University, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, the WV Department of Agriculture, and Grow with the Flow, LLC.
To RSVP for the Ag Action Council meetings, please contact Sarah Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-434-8000, ext. 9233.
Alternatively, people planning to participate can also register for the event at Shepherd University (located in room #223 at the Student Center, 210 N. King St., Shepherdstown, WV) on March 9 via the following link: https://tinyurl.com/yxypdevp. To RSVP for the meeting at Potomac State College (which will be held in the Heritage Room at University Place, Arnold St., Keyser, WV) on March 11, please go to https://tinyurl.com/vu56qcx