Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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Robert H Mollohan Research Center 
1000 Galliher Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554

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Marti Neustadt 
Value Chain Cluster Initiative 

Food and Farm Finance Training for Business Coaches, Lenders and other Service Providers

Food and farm businesses have unique challenges running and funding their business.  Business models for these companies differ from most and it is important that support organizations understand the challenges they face to help them succeed.  

Please join us to learn how you can help food businesses drive the local economy.


9:00 am – 9:30 am                Introductions and Status of the WV Food/Ag Economy and Opportunities

9:30 am – 12:00 pm              Understanding the Farm Client and Farm Financials

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm              Working Lunch: Farm Perspective, Swift Level Farm and Fine Meats

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm                Farm Financials continued

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm                Food/Farm Lending & Technical Assistance

Don't miss author and food industry consultant Julia Shanks as she dives into the complexities of working with food and farm businesses and entrepreneur Jennifer "Tootie" Jones highlighting her experience operating a sustainable farm and meat retail shop in West Virginia.

Locally sourced breakfast and lunch will be provided, bring your appetite!