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Agriculture Technology Workshops

Join us to learn more about how to make technology work for your agriculture operation. These on-farm workshops are the last two events for the Farm Credit 2019 Technologies for Agriculture Series. Participants at both locations will have the opportunity to learn about technologies used to enhance beef and dairy management as well as drone use in livestock management.

There is NO cost to participate!

November 6, 2019: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30. This workshop will be held at
Kentland Farm ( 5250 Whitethorne Road, Blacksburg, VA).  Register for this workshop online.

WVDA Dairy Program

Anyone interested in maintaining and growing the dairy industry in West Virginia is encouraged to attend. We want to introduce ourselves and listen to your ideas to make a positive change for our West Virginia producers and consumers.

Meetings are being held around the state this fall.  The local area meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on November 6, 2019 at the Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center ( 67 Apple Harvest Lane Kearneysville, WV 25430)

If you have questions or would like to attend please send email to Rachael Shockey, or give her a call at 304-558-2226.

Women in Agriculture Conference

Step up at the Women in Agriculture Conference

The Women in Agriculture Conference is designed to promote leadership development, and provide production and marketing education for female agricultural producers and service providers. The conference includes sessions on livestock, forage management, horticulture, networking, and marketing.  Plus West Virginia women producers tell their stories.

Visit the Women in Ag Conference Website for all the details

Fruit, Vegetables Growers Training

WV Department of Agriculture and WVU Extension Service offer farm food safety trainings and workshops for fruit and vegetable growers this fall. Details about sessions offered in Martinsburg, WV are below. Together, these two sessions provide:

The all day training session will be on November 21, 2019 at the Blue Ridge Community & Technical College.  The address is: 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV  25403.

The cost is $50 per person. A Training Manual and refreshments are included in the cost. Participants who complete the training and submit the required documentation, receive a certificate of attendance.

Small Ruminant Conference October 2019

Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the University of MD Western Maryland Research Center. The address is 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD.

The registration fee is $35 per person. To attend you must register by October 10th. For more details and to register, visit the online event registration page, or email Amanda, or call Amanda at 301-432-2767.

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Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.

Putting Knowledge to Work!

The West Virginia University Extension Service works to provide solutions in your community through key programs and resources, including agriculture and natural resources; 4-H and youth development; food and nutrition; health and wellness; financial planning; and home gardening. These research-based programs and services are available to all Berkeley County residents thanks to the tremendous support of our community members, local organizations, volunteers and local partners, including the Board of Education and County Commission. 

Berkeley County Highlights

  • The 4-H Glitter-beard Challenge, led by Berkeley County WVU Extension Service, spurred the collection of 733 new toys for distribution to families in need during the holidays.
  • The Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners provided more than 3,600 hours of community service through educational talks, demonstrations and workshops.
  • The Parenting Apart class for separated couples taught 92 participants how to effectively co-parent their children after their divorce.

Download the Berkeley County Annual Report

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