Agricultural Education, Trainings & Certifications

Courses

"Eastern’s Agribusiness initiatives have become an integral part of the college’s mission and a keystone in forming partnerships with local businesses. From management and marketing to tourism and entrepreneurship, Eastern has a collection of courses, taught by great instructors,  geared towards anyone interested in learning more about agribusiness." – Curtis Hakala, Eastern’s Dean of Teaching and Learning.

  • +Agritourism Enterprise Management

    As part of the Associate Degree in Business Management, Eastern invites you to enroll in Agritourism Enterprise Management starting this Fall! During this one day a week course, you’ll have the chance to learn about holistic business planning and risk management concepts for agritourism and farm based education operations. This course is designed for students and community partners to improve concepts and principles to better plan and manage agritourism ventures, their trends, and risk and crisis management. This course will provide a wealth of knowledge and experience as it will be co-taught by Dr. Dee Singh-Knights (WVU Extension) and Ms. Cindy Martel (retired WVDA agritourism expert).

  • +Introduction to Agribusiness

    As part of the Associate Degree in Business Management, Eastern invites you to experience Introduction to Agribusiness starting this Fall! During this one day a week course, you’ll have the chance to engage and learn about types of agribusiness models, what it takes to be a successful business planner, learn how to improve management with record keeping, financing, policies and government services as well as commodity and international marketing.

  • +Introduction to Agribusiness Marketing

    As part of the Associate Degree in Business Management, Eastern is offering Introduction to Agribusiness Marketing. During this course you’ll learn how to analyze food marketing systems and be able to create your own business marketing plan for your enterprise. Additionally, you’ll learn how to build your brand and target audiences that provide return on investment within the production, consumption, retail and wholesale sectors.

  • +Introduction to Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

    As part of the Associate Degree in Business Management, Eastern invites you to experience Introduction to Agribusiness Entrepreneurship starting this Fall! Develop strengths in business and financial planning, learn about private, state and federal programs for loan procurement, financial assistance, and small business guidance. Learn insight from featured agriculturalists who have developed agricultural enterprises within the Potomac Highlands Region.

 

To learn more about how you can enroll in any of these courses, email Chip Bolyard (charles.bolyard@easternwv.edu) or for questions about these courses email Megan Webb (megan.webb@easternwv.edu).

Trainings & Certifications

The Potomac Highlands Co-op will be holding free webinars this summer on topics related to local food production. Click here for more information.

View other education resources available in the Workforce Education section.

To learn more about Agricultural Efforts at Eastern, contact megan.webb@easternwv.edu