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Ohio County Agriculture & Natural Resources

There are a variety of programs related to horticulture, agriculture and natural resources available for the residents of West Virginia. For a complete listing of all the information we have about lawns, gardens and pests, visit the main Extension website. If you’re a producer, whether with large-scale animals or vegetables for your local market, visit our farming section for more in-depth information about agriculture.

If you’re interested in learning about the all the things that make West Virginia wild and wonderful, including information on our natural resources, follow the link to learn more.

Extension Calling Podcast

Extension calling with Karen Cox and Dan Lima on WWVA.
Extension Calling Podcast Archive

Lawn, Gardening & Pests
Active Alerts in Ohio County

Ag Alert! Oak Shothole Leafminer Outbreak

Adult stage of oak shothold leafminer.

Oak shothole leafminer has caused significant damage to oak trees in several counties in West  Virginia this summer. It also has been reported to be in a few other states, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Oak shothole leafminer is an insect that  belongs to the order Diptera and is native to the United States. However, its biology and damage to oak trees have not been widely studied.

Larval and adult stages of oak shothole leafminer feed on oak leaves. Larvae tunnel through the leaf tissue, leaving telltale trails. This damage is known as blotch mines. 

Read Ag Alert! Oak Shothole Leafminer Outbreak

Ohio County Ag & Natural Resources News

WVU Extension Service empowers young entrepreneur to add bite to his business plan’s bark

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Ten year old Zeb Helmick and his dad, Steve Helmick, started a pet treat company in Wheeling, West Virginia with the help of WVU Extension Service expertise and knowledge. They talk about the business and how it supports the local agriculture community.

Farmers Market

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is to assist senior citizens with the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in West Virginia during the summer months. To qualify, you must be at least 60 years of age and meet the following income guidelines.

Household of 1 income is $21,590 per year, $1,800 per month.

Household of 2 income is $29,101 per year, $2,426 per month.

Those eligible seniors can sign up for the vouchers are their County Senior Centers after July 1. Please contact your local county senior centers for signup dates and locations. Vouchers can be used at participating markets around the state. A listing of those markets will be given out when eligible participants sign up. Only those fruits and vegetables that can be grown in West Virginia are eligible for purchase with the vouchers.

For more information regarding the program, please contact the West Virginia Department of Agriculture Marketing & Development Division at 304-558-2210 or Ohio County senior center can be reached at 304-232-6730.


Ohio-Brooke County Farm Bureau
Meets the 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the West Liberty Fire Hall, West Liberty, WV.

Tri-State Beekeepers Association
Meets the 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m. at the Good Zoo, Oglebay, Wheeling, WV.
Contact Steve Roth at 304-242-9867 or email him.

If your organization exists for the betterment of Agriculture and Natural Resources and you would like your meeting posted on this website please contact the Ohio County Extension office at  304-243-3673. Please have ready: the organization’s name, meeting time and place, and a valid contact, and if possible a web address.

Organizations may be removed from this site at any time for any reason.