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Upcoming Events of Interest to Ritchie County

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2018 Regional Calf Sale

Ritchie County Cooperative Marketing Association will host the 2018 Regional Calf Sale, at the Ritchie County Co-Op Barn, located on Bunnell's Run, Harrisville.

New consignors are welcome. There will be a $1 per head cattlemen fee.

Harrisville Regional Feeder Calf Sale to be held October 6

The Harrisville Regional Feeder Calf Sale will be held Friday, October 6, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m., at the Ritchie County Cooperative Marketing Association Sale Barn in Harrisville.

Anyone wanting to help with the sale should contact Floyd Mahaney, Sale Manager at 304-643-2543. Media inquiries about the sale should be directed to Richard Gorrell, Ritchie County Cooperative Marketing Association President at 304-684-3753

The Harrisville Regional Feeder Calf Sale is sponsored by the Ritchie County Cooperative Marketing Association, Inc. in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, the WVU Extension Service, and WV Cattlemen's Association.

Ritchie County Farmers Market Open May Through October

Ritchie County Farmers Market Logo

The farmers market is located at the  Harrisville Municipal Building parking area.

Anyone interested in becoming a vendor at the Farmers Market should contact the WVU Extension Service Ritchie County Office by calling 304-643-5200.

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 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 Ritchie 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.   

Ritchie County Highlights

  • Implemented distance and virtual learning opportunities for youth involving STEM activities, crafts and SPIN (Special Interest) events.
  • Energy Express returned with outreach throughout the county.
  • Participated in invasive species research projects with the ANR unit.
  • In cooperation with West Virginia State University along with Doddridge County launched Healthy Grandfamilies program.
  • Provided the community with information on the COVID-19 pandemic.