WVU Extension News
Diabetic Cooking School Offered
Register today for this year’s “Dining with Diabetes” cooking school, which will be held in the Green Bank Senior Center on Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a three- month follow-up class in July. This free program is intended for people of all ages with diabetes, their family members, caretakers, or anyone who cooks for a diabetic. Participants must commit to all five nights of the school. Call the Pocahontas County Extension Office at 304-799-4852 by March 25 to register.
Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days
Join us in an exciting challenge to walk 100 miles in 100 days (March 18-June 25). Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a free commemorative T-shirt and will be entered in a drawing for a free membership at the new Wellness Center in Marlinton. “100 Miles in 100 Days” is co-sponsored by the WVU Extension Service, Pocahontas County Parks and Recreation, and Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. To register, call the Extension Office at 304-799-4852 by March 18.
4-H Recycling Contest
Attention 4-H clubs! The Solid Waste Authority is sponsoring a contest among all Pocahontas County 4-H Clubs to see which club can collect the most magazines/catalogs and newspapers (by weight) between March 7 and April 13. Contact your local 4-H club leader for all the details on how your club can participate and compete for cash prizes.
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 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
Free BQA Certification until March 15
Each year the WVU Extension Service hosts BQA certification trainings around the state. Too many times producers are not able to attend due to a number of conflicts but still need or would like to complete the certification. Normally the online training sessions cost $25 but if you sign up March 15 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica will defray the cost of the certification, making it free for producers. The log-on for the program is simple and the course can be completed all at one sitting or spread over several sittings. Those interested in taking advantage of this BQA certification opportunity can go to www.BIVI-BQA.com
“It’s clear that Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is committed to helping consumers understand that beef is produced in a safe and humane manner,” said Ruppert. “This partnership will help producers learn about the latest industry advancements and demonstrate the ways they continue to provide a top-quality food product.”
To complete the BQA certification process, visit www.BQA.org/team the password is BIVIBQA. Feel free to spread the word and opportunity to friends and family members involved in beef production. For more information on the BQA program, visit www.BQA.org
Pocahontas Producers Sale Schedule
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.