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Wayne County Ag News

Wayne County Ag community Encouraged to Vote on May 8

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Since the 1950s, Wayne County voters have continuously supported the excess levy, which is renewed every five years. This levy does not raise taxes , but simply continues the rate that has been in place. This levy supports several organizations in the county, including the WVU Wayne County Extension Office. Early voting starts April 25 and runs through May 5, 2018. Voting day is May 8, 2018.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program Training in Huntington

This training give participants the opportunity to accept vouchers used by the West Virginia Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Participants must be trained in order to cash the Senior and WIC Vouchers. Participants must also submit an application to West Virginia Department of Agriculture every year if you wish to participate in the program! Applications will be available at the training.

Retired Wayne County Extension Agent Passes Away

1979 Wayne County Office Staff

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, our beloved County Extension Agent, Carl Marcum passed away. He served Wayne County for 33  years and retired in December 2012. This photo features the time when Carl started as the County Extension Agent in 1979. Carl is surrounded by Charlie (Stickler) Rickman (left) and Meg Baughman (right).

Cattlemen Learn about General Farm Safety

The Wayne County Cattlemen had Jessica Stricklen with the W.Va. Department of Agriculture give a talk on general farm and tractor safety at their monthly meeting held at the Extension Office on March 22, 2018.

Over 20 farmers attended this meeting to learn more about farm safety. The next Wayne County Cattlemen meeting will be Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 7 p.m., at the Extension Office.

Wayne County Encouraged to Participate in WV Urban Ag Conference

The WV Urban Ag Conference will feature two days (April 13–14) of hands-on workshops for home gardeners, urban homesteaders and urban farmers. Learn about garden basics, marketing farm products, home preserving and more. The conference will be held at Camp Virgil Tate in Kanawha County (address: 1400 Camp Virgil Tate Road, Charleston, WV 25312)

A day of pre-conference sessions on the topics of cheesemaking, chickens or beekeeping will be offered on Thursday, April 12 with limited spaces available for each section. Register online for the WV Urban Ag Conference.

Wayne County Cattlemen to Have Speaker on Farm Safety

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The Wayne County Cattlemen will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday March 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the WVU Extension Service office in Wayne. Jessica Stricklen, the Health & Safety Coordinator with the WV Department of Agriculture will speak on General Farm & Tractor Safety. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Eugene Parsons, President of the Wayne County Cattlemen at 304-486-5276.