The 5th annual West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference is going to the movies!

Join us as we take this year’s conference from the farm to the big screen! 


We’re back with a bigger conference than ever before! Chicken Stu, our official conference spokes-chicken, has set his sights on the big screen, starring in a series of  videos based on the fifth films of a variety of popular movie franchises. Not only that, we’ll also be hosting a special movie screening featuring a West Virginia farmer.

NEW FOR 2018:

Keynote Speaker and Film Screening: This year, we’ll be joined by West Virginia farmer Calvin Riggleman, who will speak to his journey as a young farmer in the Mountain State, which is featured in the new documentary film “Farmers for America.” After Calvin addresses the crowd, we’ll host a special screening of the film.

We’re Expanding to 3 Days! This year, we’re expanding our offerings to include some special daylong pre-conference sessions! Learn more about those in the Schedule-at-a-Glance section.

Exciting New and Returning Session Topics: We’ve got a packed schedule of exciting new session topics, as well as some returning favorites. Topics include hydroponics, soil health, specialty crops, butchering, composting, home brewing and MUCH more.

JMG Teacher Training: On Saturday, we’ll host a special training for teachers on the international youth agriculture curriculum Junior Master Gardener. A limited number of scholarships are available for the JMG training. See the Schedule page for details.

Vendor Exhibits: Are you interested in being part of our vendor exhibits? If so, send us an email, and we’ll get in touch.

Thanks to Our Host Agencies: The West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference is hosted by Capitol Conservation District, West Virginia Conservation Agency, West Virginia State University Extension Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, WV SARE, West Virginia University Extension Service, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and the West Virginia National Guard.

Get Involved: If you or your organization would like to be part of this exciting conference, please email us at

Join us for a special pre-conference screening of Farmers for America at the Underground Cinema in Charleston!

Tuesday, March 20 | 7 p.m.

We’re hosting a special screening of the Farmers for America documentary at the West Virginia International Film Festival’s Underground Cinema in Charleston! Join us for this special event, where you’ll be able to watch the film and learn more about the upcoming Urban Ag Conference. Seating is limited, so order your tickets today! Only $9 for adults. Student and WVIFF member discounts available. Learn more and ORDER YOUR TIX here! The Underground Cinema is located on Capitol Street in downtown Charleston, beneath Taylor Books.