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West Virginia Farmers Market Association to hold marketing trainings

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Farmers Market Association (WVFMA), in partnership with the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition (WVFFC), announced they will host a series of trainings around the state. The events will focus on marketing strategies for farmers’ markets and farm production. This is a continuation of the Appalachian Foodshed Gathering series.

“Like any other industry, agriculture requires continuing education. Happy to see some of our partners providing opportunities like these,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “I encourage our farmers’ markets participants to attend these trainings.”

The first training will be held in Berkley Springs, on Oct.24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two additional trainings are scheduled for Jane Lew, Nov. 9, at Jackson’s Mill and for Greenbrier County, Dec. 14, at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Topics include access to capital and insurance, social media, statewide branding and marketing, product pricing and regulatory compliance.

All trainings are open to the public, but due to limited seating, participants must register in advance. For more information, visit the WVFMA Facebook page: or contact Erica Gallimore (304-412-6166, [email protected])

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture protects plant, animal and human health through a variety of scientific, regulatory and consumer protection programs, as mandated by state law. The Commissioner of Agriculture is one of six statewide elected officials in West Virgini­a.
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