WV Local Foods System Asset Map

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2017: $44,420.00
Funds awarded in 2018: $44,381.00
Funds awarded in 2019: $44,200.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2021
Grant Recipient: West Virginia University
Region: Northeast
State: West Virginia
State Coordinator:
Dr. Doolarie Singh-Knights, Ph.D.
West Virginia University
The WV Local Food System Asset Map is an inventory of existing ‘farm-to-fork’ agribusinesses/stakeholders. Using this tool, ASPs will learn how to profile the farm-to-fork business in their region; identify gaps in training needs/’farm-to-fork readiness’ (understand the product and market development risks and relationships they must manage as they seek to develop farm-to-fork relationships with various customers and other social agripreneurs; and the transactional requirements to manage those relationships [food safety, insurance needs, guarantees, etc.]); and identify possibilities for building agribusiness alliances/’agribusiness cluster development’. On the user-interface side, The West Virginia Local Foods Finder Map can be used as a one-stop place to help producers, processors and other small agribusinesses communicate real-time information to their consumers, so they are aware of products available for sale. This helps the sagribusinesses/farm families to stay in business and help families access local and regional farm products right in their local community. The full website with embedded map is accessed here: https://extension.wvu.edu/agriculture/sustainable-agriculture/wv-local-foods-map-directory; Link to just map: https://arcg.is/1KmS5j
Doolarie Singh-Knights, West Virginia University
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
Ordering info:
Doolarie Dee Singh-Knights
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.