– The West Virginia
Department of Agriculture (WVDA), in conjunction with Eastern West Virginia
Community and Technical College (EWVCTC), the Robert C. Byrd Institute and
the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), will host the fourth
annual Ag Innovation Showcase on Wednesday, November 14th in Moorefield, WV.
“My generation had
the low-hanging fruit for how to feed the world. The next will have a much
harder time doing the same,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent
Leonhardt. “An innovative, outside-the-box approach will be necessary to
the future of agriculture in West Virginia, as well as the United States.
These young people are bringing forth essential ideas on how we will feed
showcase, there will be presentations on the following: Radio frequency
identification (RFID) technology, drone technology, solar and wind,
simulated welding, CDL training, medical darts, 3D printing, environmental
programing and water sheds, as well as presentations from WVU Extension Service
and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
“The Ag Innovation
Showcase is a great example of local, regional, state and national partners
working together to introduce and discuss agriculture innovation in West
Virginia,” said President of EWVCTC Dr. Charles Terrell.
WHAT: Fourth Annual Ag Innovation Showcase
WHEN: Wednesday, November 14th 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: West Virginia Army National Guard Armory,
157 Freedom Way, Moorefield, WV, 26836
Student session will begin 9:00 a.m.
Lunch will be provided at noon for all attendees.
Adult breakouts sessions beginning at 1:00 p.m. include
information from the WVDA, United States Department of Agriculture, Poultry
Industry and Innovation, USDA National Resource Conservation Services and
Tourism Cluster Development.
To RSVP or for
more information, contact Tina Metzer email@example.com or Nathan
Bergdoll at (304) 538-2397. Additional session ideas are still being
accepted and sponsorships remain available.
All media and the
public are welcome.