State Agriculture Innovation Showcase kicks off Nov. 14

October 24, 2018

To encourage innovation, technology integration and problem-solving in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and a group of statewide partners will present the fourth-annual West Virginia Agricultural Innovation Showcase Nov. 14 in Moorefield and Dec. 13 in Huntington.

The showcase 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, said Bill Woodrum, coordinator of RCBI’s Agricultural Innovations initiative.

Joining RCBI in this annual effort to promote agricultural technology and spur innovation are the West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College.

The showcase includes a special track for students. In addition, semi-finalist in the West Virginia Agriculture Technology & Innovation Student Competition will present their entries during the Moorefield event. A record 132 entries were received for this year’s competition. Winners will be announced during the Huntington event. Cash prizes, including a top prize of $500, will be awarded to winning entries in several categories.

The Nov. 14 Moorefield event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Virginia Army National Guard, 316 Eastern Drive. The Dec. 13 Huntington event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Marshall University Memorial Student Center.

For more information, contact Woodrum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tina Metzer, executive director of the New Launch Pad at Eastern, at 304.490.9308.


To register as a student for the Huntington event, go here

To register as an adult for the Huntington event, go here.