WVU Extension News
Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale
The Pocahontas County 4-H and FFA will hold their annual Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at Mitchell Chevrolet in Marlinton. For more information please contact the WVU Extension Office at 304 799-4852.
100 Miles in 100 Days
Pocahontas County - Let’s get moving! All individuals, community groups and businesses are invited to participate in an exciting challenge to walk 100 Miles in 100 Days (March 18 through June 25). For more information and to register, call the Extension Office at 304-799-4852.
Winter Educational Dinner Meeting
The WVU Winter Educational Dinner Meeting will be Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Marlinton Municipal building. Dr. Scott Barao is the scheduled speaker.
For 20 years, Dr. Barao served as the Maryland Beef Cattle Extension Specialist and Beef Program Leader in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Maryland. Following his retirement in 2005, he has served as the Executive Director of the Jorgensen Family Foundation Inc., an agricultural research and education foundation devoted to developing and demonstrating profitable and sustainable models of beef cattle production for beef cattle producers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Barao also directs the day-to-day operation of Hedgeapple Farm, the centerpiece of the foundation. Dr. Barao will speak about grass-fed beef feeding systems.
This meeting will be worth three (3) pesticide applicators credits to private applicators and category 11. To attend the meeting you must RSVP to the Pocahontas County Extension Office by calling 304-799-4852 by Friday March 8. For those who would like dinner, there will be a $3 charge to help cover the cost of dinner.
WVU Extension Pocahontas County Master Gardener schedule
The WVU Extension Office will host Master Gardener Trainees in Pocahontas County.
It is too late to sign-up for the course for this year; however, all the classes are open to the public and anyone can be attend.
Class time is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday.
Thursday, March 7 – Rakesh Chandran: IPM and Weeds
Thursday, March 14 – Daniel Frank: Entomology
Thursday, March 21 – Greg Hamons: Pruning
Thursday, March 28 – Mark Rahman: Pest Specialist
Thursday, April 4 – Greg Hamons: Composting and Other
Thursday, April 11 – Lewis Jett: Vegetable Gardening
Thursday, April 25 – Greg Hamons: Wrap-up
Pocahontas Producers Sale Schedule
Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m. Regular Sale
Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. Spring Feeder Calf Sale
Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. Regular Sale
For more information please contact PPCA Manager Sherry Sullenberger at 540-499-2718 or the WVU Extension Office at 304-799-4852.