MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Tucker County FFA students were among the 88 student participants Oct. 14 at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College for the Potomac Highlands Ag Innovation Showcase.
The Potomac Highlands Ag Innovation Showcase, now in its seventh year, was hosted by Eastern Ag Innovation. The showcase was a two-day event, with one day reserved for area students.
Showcase activities included an agricultural career fair, a vendor showcases and demonstration area, and tours and presentations about the community college and its programs. The event also featured the Agricultural Technology and Innovation Student Challenge competition, which was won by a team from Mineral County.
Students from Hardy County also participated in the day’s events.
The event closed with an address by Norman Bailey, chief of staff of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, followed by a group photo of the participants.
“Youth programs like this help students learn to be more confident while thinking critically to solve problems with innovation and strengthen the agriculture industry, said Megan Webb, Ph.D., Eastern’s dean of advancement and innovation. “This program also celebrates the educational pathways that can support diverse careers to better benefit West Virginia agriculture.”
Eastern Ag Innovation is part of Eastern’s Workforce Education Department, and provides a range of agricultural workforce development, education, and training opportunities in the Potomac Highlands. To learn more about Eastern Ag Innovation, visit https://easternwv.edu/ag-innovation.