WVDA Sponsors Vets and Heroes to Ag Pitch Competition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will host its first Veteran and Heroes to Agriculture Pitch Competition in March of 2023. The competition aims to help Veteran and Heroes to Agriculture members by developing business plans and awarding funds for capital investments. The top prize will be $10,000 to build or expand an agribusiness. Applicants can …

WVDA Now Taking Applications for 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is now seeking applications for FY 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds will be awarded to enhance the production, processing, and consumption of specialty crops in West Virginia. Five West Virginia projects were awarded a total of $292,293.44 in 2022. ‚ÄúSpecialty crops are vital to expanding, diversifying, and enhancing …