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Organic Farm

The West Virginia University Organic Research Farming project research and education to support organic growers and gardeners. The project began in 1998 when the horticulture farm was selected as the project site and a multidisciplinary team was assembled to conduct research. Funding from several sources helps support sustainable organic research. All aspects of organic crop production are included: horticulture, agronomy, soil science, animal science, soil biology, plant pathology, entomology, weed science and agricultural economics. The WVU Organic Research Farm provides the information needed to help growers succeed in this rapidly expanding market. Part of the farm’s mission is to provide best-practice recommendations for organic farmers and home gardeners. The initial research focus is on ways to overcome the hurdles faced by organic growers during the transition from conventional agricultural methods.