- The West
Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) announced education and training
scholarships for veterans to attend the 2019 Appalachian Grazing
Conference. The conference will be held March 7 – 9 at the Marriott Hotel
at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, WV. Scholarships will cover the cost of
all registration fees.
“It is our mission
at the WVDA to inspire the next generation of farmers. Veterans are and
must be a part of this effort. We hope these scholarships can spark
someone’s interest in agriculture or may help someone attend that is
looking to learn how to scale up their existing operations,” said
Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt.
Grazing Conference is held every two years and offers informative
presentations and demonstrations to farmers with cattle, goat and sheep
operations. Participants will hear from America's leading speakers on
strategies designed to increase their profits. The conference itself is a
sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Southwest
Pennsylvania Project Grass, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in
West Virginia and Pennsylvania, West Virginia Association of Conservation
Districts, West Virginia Conservation Agency, West Virginia University
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and West
Virginia University Extension Service.
speakers have a wealth a knowledge to share with those who plan on
attending. These topic experts will speak on issues such as how to create
management systems or best practices for organic certification. We hope our
veterans can take advantage of this opportunity,” Commissioner Leonhardt
Those eligible for
scholarships are veterans, active members of the military, Gold Star Family
members and dependents of veterans. To apply, email contact information
with a copy of your most recent DD-214 to firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact by phone at 304-558-2210.