Keynote Speaker

This year’s keynote speaker is Calvin Riggleman of Romney, WV.

Calvin grew up on his family’s farm in Hampshire County, where he worked in his grandparents’ orchard. Today, he owns Bigg Riggs Farm, which is featured in the documentary “Farmers for America,” a film that examines the joys, successes and challenges of the country’s young farmers. Calvin also co-owns a commercial kitchen on the property, where he produces a variety of products such as pasta sauce, salsa, dips and jellies. He also owns Flying Buck Distillery, which produces moonshine.

Calvin will share his story with attendees on Friday afternoon at the conference, which will be followed by a Q&A session and screening of the documentary.