Join us October 19, 2019, in Milton for the inaugural Local By Local: A Food & Farm Conference & Expo. The free event will feature local producers and industry experts leading sessions in business management, farm financials, diversifying your income, marketing and selling your story, and navigating regulations. In addition, the event will include a networking social, exhibition hall and a free locally-sourced lunch.
Come share your experiences around the table. This is a chance to learn from your neighbor about new opportunities to sell your products or to develop new ones. Come gain insights and hear from others in the industry. Other topics that will be discussed include management and leadership, navigating social media platforms, regulatory questions, and finance strategies.
The Local By Local Farm and Food Expo is a collaboration between The Wild Ramp, Unlimited Future Inc., Turnrow Appalachian Farm Collective, Refresh Appalachia, RCBI Institute, and WVDA. These organizations are committed to seeing local food grow and thrive in southwestern West Virginia and beyond. These organizations and more will be facilitating panel discussions around a variety of topics to help farmers, food entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, service providers, and educators see where there are opportunities to make more money and sustain the local food system in our region.
Want to share information about your organization with a captive audience? Then become a vendor! Come share your mission with a captive audience and network with a variety of local food folks. We want you with us and we work to build a stronger, more resilient local food system here in Southwestern WV.
On behalf of all the organizers, we hope you will join us and learn from the experiences of others to help grow your business and continue to build a sustainable local food system in southwestern West Virginia.