WVU Extension News
National 4-H Science Day: ‘4-H Eco-Bot Challenge’
Four-Hers and their families and friends are invited to the National 4-H Science Day Open House at NRAO’s Green Bank Science Center on Thursday, October 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a free pizza party starting at 5:45. Youth will assemble their own Eco-Bot, discover how the robot functions and how it can be used to preserve and protect the environment. To register or for more information, call 304-456-2150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4-H Teen Leaders
The Pocahontas County 4-H Teen Leaders will meet after school at the caboose in Marlinton Monday, October, 15, at 4 p.m. for their first community service project this year. They will be assisting the Depot Committee along with the Marlinton Woman’s Club in their effort to clean the historical caboose as restoration of the depot continues. Anyone interested in joining the 4-H Teen Leaders is welcome to come and help out.
CEOS Fall Luncheon: ‘Celebrate WV’
The Pocahontas CEOS clubs invite all current and potential new members to this year’s fall covered dish luncheon at the McClintic Library in Marlinton on Saturday, October 13, beginning at noon. Please arrive by 11:30 so the meal can begin promptly.
CEOS Clubs reorganizing
The Pocahontas County Community Educational Outreach Service Clubs (formerly the Extension Homemakers) are reorganizing now for the upcoming year. They meet monthly to participate in educational programs dedicated to helping members continue to learn, gain leadership skills, and inspire community involvement in a social setting. If you would like to join one of the four clubs in Pocahontas County, please call the Extension Office at 304-799-4852.
Woodland Owners Tree Farm Walking Tour in Pocahontas County
Do you own wooded property and wonder about projects you might do to make it more productive? Or do you just like hearing about what woodland owners do to improve the woods they love so much? If so, you’ll want to come out to a Walking Tour on the property of Jack Sturgill in Pocahontas County. The walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “get together” is sponsored by the West Virginia Woodland Owners Association, WVU Extension Service/Appalachian Hardwood Center, West Virginia Forestry Association, the WV Tree Farm, and the WV Stewardship Program.
Sturgill will lead the tour and tell the group about some key strategies in maintaining access roads, conducting tree thinning, crop tree release, and grapevine control, harvesting timber and growing Christmas trees. We will also visit wildlife food plots and habitat areas on the property.
The walking tour will cover generally flat ground with a few relatively steep sections, so it is recommended that sturdy walking shoes be worn.
Following the walking tour, a lunch will be provided. This is a free event but please RSVP with Dan Magill, WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center, 304-293-9419, or by email at email@example.com
Woodland Biometrics for Beginners
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Marlinton Middle School gymnasium.
Woodland biometrics has to do with measuring trees. When we measure trees we can describe the composition of woodlands, and the ecological and financial value of the trees that we own or work with.
Participants will learn how to measure trees to calculate the value of wood and describe the size of trees in order to communicate with natural resources professionals, other woodland owners, or students.
We will use simulated trees to practice with various measurement tools. Participants will learn to use and can take home a tree scale stick. Bring a friend. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome.
Registration is $7 and includes tree scale stick.
To RSVP or for directions, please contact Greg Hamons, Pocahontas County Extension Agent at 304-799-4852 or email Greg.Hamons@mail.wvu.edu
Dramas, Fairs and Festivals Applications
The Dramas, Fairs and Festivals Committee will meet Monday, November 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the Extension Office. Applications are due in the Extension Office by November 1. If you have any questions or need an application form, please call the office, 304-799-4852.
Pocahontas Producers Fall Sale Schedule for 2012
Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m. - Heifer Calf Sale
Saturday, October 13, 2 p.m. - Regular Sale
Friday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. - Cleanup Calf Sale
Saturday, October 27, 2 p.m. - Regular/Cow Sale
Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m. - Regular Sale
Saturday, December 8, 2 p.m. - Regular Sale
For more information please contact PPCA Manager Sherry Sullenberger, 540-499-2718, or the WVU Extension Office, 304-799-4852.