Working with partners at Mountain State Justice, The West Virginia College of Law and the Ohio Cooperative Development Center, we are developing a toolkit that will be designed for people who are exploring the co-op model, empowering them with the knowledge they need to create a new cooperative venture successfully. The toolkit is being designed around this overview:
So What’s So Great About a Co-op?
The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition partnered with the WVU College of Law to prepare the following primer on mineral severance for West Virginia farmers. The document provides farmers with information regarding the rights of surface owners, the detrimental impacts mineral severance has on agriculture, action steps for farmers, and what several organizations in West Virginia are currently doing to protect surface owners. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact WVFFC Executive Director, Elizabeth Spellman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Mineral Severance Primer for West Virginia Farmers
The last two years have seen new developments in farm-to-school programs, agricultural education,
food access programs, policy support for farm businesses, and business support for food enterprises. The public is more aware of the role of food and agriculture in West Virginia’s economy, and farm-to-table endeavors are receiving more media
attention, as well as more fiscal support.