Farms & Businesses - Conservation BMP

We have compiled relevant links that could assist you on venturing into a new business or farm as well as improving your efforts in making our county economically viable while being stewards of our water resources

Farms

West Virginia Conservation Agency- Learn about programs on how to protect and conserve West Virginia’s soil, land and water.
American Farmland Trust- Learn about success stories from other farmers like trying innovative solutions that could yield better incomes while trying conservation practices.
NRCS- This site contains financial assistance, technical resources, news, success stories, local and state service contacts, and more to start or improve farm business.
West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition- This link is all about a West Virginia Coalition to build, support and strengthen statewide local food economies helping viable farm and food business.

Business

WVU’s Pocahontas County Extension Office- This website offers available aid for farmers, gardeners, and homeowners, as well as local educational programs in the following areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H & Youth Development, Families & Health, and Community Economic and Workforce Development.
Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation- This site provides Information on initiatives, education, business directory and news in the Greenbrier Valley.
West Virginia State Portal- This site offers assistance for investments on small business as well as data on West Virginia industries.
USDA Rural Development- This site contains data on rural development grants, technical assistance, forms, publications, regulations and online services.
Charleston Area Alliance- This site is about the largest regional Chamber of Commerce in West Virginia focusing in economics, business and community development.
SBA Loan Programs- This site offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes.