Showcase to feature latest agricultural innovations

October 31, 2017

To encourage innovation and problem-solving in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and a group of statewide partners will present the third-annual West Virginia Agricultural Innovation Showcase on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Huntington.

The showcase, scheduled at the Marshall University Memorial Student Center, focuses on emerging technology and best practices in agriculture. Farmers, educators and students involved in agribusiness across West Virginia are encouraged to participate to enhance and develop the agriculture economy. Joining RCBI in this annual effort to promote agricultural technology and spur innovation are the W.Va. Department of Education, the W.Va. Department of Agriculture and Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College.

The showcase includes a special track for young people. Winners of the West Virginia Agriculture Technology & Innovation Student Competition will be announced during the Huntington event. Cash prizes, including a top prize of $500, will be awarded to winning entries in several categories. Register for the Innovation Showcase here. For more information, contact Bill Woodrum, coordinator of RCBI’s Agriculture Innovations initiatives, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .