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FYI,

Workshop Announcement


Alternative Income Opportunities for the Appalachian Region:
Greenhouse Production of High-Value Products


A half day workshop for rural landowners and small farmers



Location - 	Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Date - 		September 27, 1997

Time - 		9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Sponsored by:
West Virginia Small Business Development Center
The Appalachian Regional Commission
The Conservation Fundís Freshwater Institute


Shepherd Collegeí Small Business Development Center will host this 
workshop focusing on alternative agriculture market opportunities and 
controlled environmental production technology.  The sessions provide an 
introduction into alternative agriculture market opportunities and 
production technology and identify resources available to new and 
existing entrepreneurs.


Agenda

9:30 - 9:45	REGISTRATION
		(coffee & donuts will be served)

9:45 - 10:00	INTRODUCTION

10:00 - 11:00	TOPIC I:  Non-Traditional Agricultural Products:  
Opportunities and
Marketing Trends 
by Steve Bogash, Penn State Extension Service

11:00 - 11:20	TOPIC II:  Overview of Resources Available to New and 
Existing 
Entrepreneurs in West Virginia
by Fred Baer, West Virginia Small Business Development Center
11:20 - 11:40	TOPIC III:  Overview of Natural Resources Available for 
Development in 
the Region
by Marten Jenkins, The Conservation Fundís Freshwater Institute 

11:40 - 12:00	TOPIC IV:  Introduction to Controlled Environment 
Production
Technologies (video)
by Butch Bard, CropKing, Inc.

12:00 - 1:00	LUNCH
		(lunch will be served on site)

1:00 - 3:30	TOPIC V:  Controlled Environment Production Technologies
by Butch Bard, CropKing, Inc.

Speakers:
Mr. Steve Bogash is a commercial horticulture agent with Penn State 
Extension Service and is a former enterprise consultant with the 
University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service.

Mr. Fred Baer is the Director of the Shepherd College Small Business 
Development Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Mr. Marten Jenkins is a research associate with the Conservation Fundís 
Freshwater Institute.

Mr. Butch Bard is a greenhouse production specialist with CropKing, Inc.

For further information contact Lisa Dillon at (304)876-5261 or Jennifer
Cannella at (304) 558-2210