What We Do
The Agriculture Business Development Division promotes West Virginia Grown products to consumers. It also provides training and other resources that help producers maximize their productivity and profits. The division also houses the Food Distribution Program, which delivers food to county school systems and agencies that serve low-income families. The division also oversees 10,000 acres of state-owned lands that are used to grow food for state institutions and provide training and agricultural development programs.
What's Going On
It’s time to go to the Farmers’ Market! Did you know you can
sell your homemade jams, jellies, cookies, cakes, pies and bread that you make
in your home kitchen at farmers’ markets? But first, you need to have a label
approved from the WVDA Business Development Division. There’s a West
Virginia Farmers’ Market Vendors Guide that explains more about the four basic
labeling requirements. Contact Marketing Specialist Teresa Halloran at
304-558-2210 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
more details and a copy of the guide.
More and more West Virginians are turning to farmers’ markets for their fresh produce and meats. Seniors are getting some help purchasing those products with vouchers from the Sr. Farmers’ Market Program.