Recently, Powder Keg Farms scored a refrigerated trailer! This tagalong trailer was made possible by Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (IREED) in partnership with West Virginia State. This wonderful addition is helping us better transport our produce to customers, which has been tricky to do in the summer heat with just ice packs.
Eastern is an institution of higher learning located in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia covering a six-county region. It created IREED to assist local food growers, producers and others in agriculture to “grow” the regional economy. After West Virginia State conducted a cold storage training at Eastern, the need for a leasable cold storage trailer was noted. As a result, Eastern is excited to now offer a cold storage trailer for lease thanks to its great partnership with West Virginia State.
We are so lucky many agencies and entities exist to help the little ag guys (like PKF) to grow and thrive! THANK YOU! #PKF #PKFCSA #WVAGTech #EWVCATC #WVState #IREED