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Craft 2: A Farm to Bottle Summit

March 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Nationally known expert Don Schjeldahl will headline Craft 2: A Farm to Bottle Summit March 3 in Huntington as the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) brings together interests from across the region to support the emerging craft beverage economy.

Participants will explore ways makers of these products – from soda and tea to beer, wine and spirits – can engage with various interests in agriculture, hospitality and tourism to build markets for this emerging business sector.

Pour It Forward Reception 6-8 p.m.

1 pm – On-Site Registration Opens with Vendor Displays

2 pm – Welcome and Introductions-

2:30 pm – Keynote Speaker Don Schjeldahl, Principal, DSG Advisors
“The WV Craft Beverage Trail Feasibility Study”

3:15 pm – Break

3:30 – Breakout Sessions

Breakout One – Local Sourcing Products Brad Cochran-WV Army National Guard, Kelly Sauber- West End Ciderhouse and West End Distillery, Shelly Keeney-The Wild Ramp Moderated by Charles Bockway-Brilliant Stream,

Breakout Two – Hospitality Opportunities in the Craft Beverage Field-Jeff McKay-Summit Beer Station, Jay Fox -The Peddler, Ross Williams-Bad Shepherd Brewing. Moderated Sarah Bostic-Unlimited Future, Inc.

4:30 pm – Legislative Updates Panel Caleb Knight -Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC, Charles Johnson,
Frost Brown Todd. Moderated by Matt Ballard, Charleston Area Alliance

5 pm – Bootstrapping Your New Beverage Company
Bryan Shaw-Hill Tree Roastery
Dan Curtis, Parkersburg Brewing
Moderated by Pat Schrader-Digital Relativity

5:45 pm – Wrap-Up and News About Another Training Opportunity
Bill Woodrum RCBI and Terrell Ellis Advantage Valley

6 pm – Pour It Forward Networking Reception

8 pm – Reception Ends. Safe Travels!

Sponsored by RCBI, Charleston Area Alliance, Huntington Area Development Council, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC, and Frost Brown Todd PLLC.

Tickets are $25


March 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mountain Health Arena
1 Civic Center Drive
Huntington, WV 25701 United States
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