WVU Extension News
Farm Bureau and Pocahontas Producers
The Pocahontas County Chapter of the West Virginia Farm Bureau and Pocahontas Producers Livestock Co-op will hold their annual meeting at the Opera House on Monday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. If you plan to attend please RSVP by calling the WVU Extension Office by Thursday, October 18, at 304-799-4852.
Woodland Biometrics for Beginners
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 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 (includes tree scale stick). To RSVP or for directions, please contact Greg Hamons Pocahontas County Extension Agent at 304-799-4852 or 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 at 799-4852.
Now is the best time to take soil samples to send in to the WVU Extension Service lab for soil tests. With the high cost of fertilizers it is important to know the fertility status of your soil and how much or how little fertilizer is needed to achieve a desired yield, no matter what your crop is. Late summer and fall are the best times to send in samples to avoid the spring rush and it will allow time to evaluate the analysis and develop a management plan for particular situations and even possibly order fertilizers at lower winter prices. The Greenbrier Valley Conservation District offers soil sampling services for $5/sample. You may contact GVCD Grassland Technician Jarrett McLaughlin at 304-799-4317 to inquire about sampling. Kits are available at the WVU Extension office or by calling 304-799-4852 for those who collect their own samples.
Pocahontas Producers Fall Sale Schedule for 2012
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.