Agriculture

2014 Educational Dinner Meetings

This series of educational meetings has concluded. Please look for announcements from your local Extension office regarding the meetings in 2015.
These Educational Dinner Meetings are open to everyone. Call the contact listed if you want more information about exact locations, directions, or reservations. Some locations may have a small cost for participants, while others have no charge.

Ag Issues – January 13-16
Beef Quality Assurance/Animal Health – February 17-20
Brush and Weed Control – January 13, February 10-13
Cattle Genetics – January 14-16
Direct Marketing – February 24-27
Economic and Other Benefits of Stackable Enterprises on Farms – March 10-13
Farming as a Business – January 13-16
Forage Economics – March 24-27
Grass-Finished Beef/Marketing – March 10-13
Grazing – February 10-13
Heifer Development – January 27-30; February 10-13
Maximizing Forage Utilization with Grazed and Stored Forages – January 20-23
Parasite Control – March 17-20
Transition Planning – March 10-13

Ag Issues
Robert Dailey, Ph.D., Davis-Michael Professor, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan. 13
6 p.m.
Mineral
Sunnyside Church
Stacey Huffman 304-788-3621
Jan. 14
6:15 p.m.
Hardy
Moorefield Middle School
David Workman 304-530-0273

Jan. 15
6 p.m.

Hampshire
Augusta Fire Hall
Stephen Starcher 304-822-5013
Jan. 16
6:30 p.m.
Berkeley
Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds
Mary Beth Bennett 304-264-1936

Beef Quality Assurance/Animal Health
Jody Wade, DVM, Senior Field Veterinary Consultant, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Feb. 17
6:30 p.m.
Pendleton
Franklin Community Building
Dave Seymour 304-358-2286
Feb. 18
6:15 p.m.
Pocahontas
Marlinton Municipal Building
Greg Hamons 304-799-1852
Feb. 19
TBA
Greenbrier
TBA
John McCutcheon 304-647-7408
Feb. 20
6:30 p.m.
Monroe
Monroe Senior Citizens Building
Brian Wickline 304-772-3003

Brush and Weed Control
Bruce Loyd, Agriculture Agent, WVU Extension Service

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan 13
6:30 p.m.
Marshall
Grand Vue Park Banquet Hall
John Miller
304-234-3673
Feb. 10
5:30 p.m.
Fayette
Sunday Road Baptist Church
Brian Sparks 304-574-4234 or 304-872-7898
Feb. 11
5:30 p.m.
Mercer
Princeton Presbyterian Church
Jodi Richmond 304-425-3079
Feb. 12
6 p.m.
Summers
Summers County Memorial Building
David Richmond 304-255-9321 or 304-466-7113
Feb. 13
6 p.m.
Wayne
Lavalette United Methodist Church
Gary Selby
304-272-6839

Cattle Genetics
Tim Sutphin, Hillwinds Farm, Dublin, VA

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan. 14
5:30 p.m.
Monongalia
Core Community Center
H.R. Scott
304-291-7201
Jan. 15
6:30 p.m.
Lewis
WVU Jackson’s Mill
Bruce Loyd
304-269-4660
Jan. 16
6:30 p.m.
Randolph
Camp Pioneer
Ronnie Helmondollar 304-636-2455

Direct Marketing
Blue Ridge Marketing, Morganton, NC

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Feb. 24
6 p.m.
Ritchie
Ritchie County 4-H Camp Grounds
Alexandria Straight 304-643-5200
Feb. 25
6:30 p.m.
Roane
Roane County High School
Brandy Brabham 304-927-0975
Feb. 26
6:30 p.m.
Jackson
Jackson County Extension Office
John Johnson 304-372-8249
Feb. 27
6:30 p.m.
Wood
Judge Black Annex, Wood County Courthouse
JJ Barrett
304-424-1960

Economic and Other Benefits of Stackable Enterprises on Farms
Todd Clark, Todd Clark Farm, Lexington, KY

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
March 10
6:30 p.m.
Marshall
Limestone Community Association
John Miller
304-234-3673
March 11
6 p.m.
Marion
Winfield Community Building
John Murray 304-367-2772
March 12
6:30 p.m.
Harrison
West Milford Municipal Building & Community Center
Larry Campbell 304-624-8650
March 13
6:30 p.m.
Barbour
Belington Volunteer Fire Department
Josh Peplowski 304-457-3254

Farming as a Business
Aaron Helmick, Little Brown Cow Dairy, Monroe County, WV

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan 13
5:30 p.m.
Nicholas
Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park
Brian Sparks 304-574-4234 or 304-872-7898
Jan. 14
5:30 p.m.
Mercer
Princeton Presbyterian Church
Jodi Richmond 304-425-3079
Jan. 15
6 p.m.
Summers
Summers County Memorial Building
David Richmond 304-255-9321 or 304-466-7113
Jan 16
6 p.m.
Cabell
Cabell County 4-H Camp
Rich Sherman 304-743-7131

Forage Economics
Mark McCann, Ph.D., Extension Beef Specialist, Virginia Tech

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
March 24
6 p.m.
Doddridge
Doddridge County Park
Alexandria Straight 304-643-5200
March 25
6:30 p.m.
Roane
Roane County High School
Brandy Brabham 304-927-0975
March 26
6:30 p.m.
Jackson
Jackson County WVU Extension Service Office
John Johnson 304-372-8249
March 27
6:30 p.m.
Wood
Judge Black Annex, Wood County Courthouse
JJ Barrett
304-424-1960

Grass-Finished Beef/Marketing
Scott Barao, Ph.D., Executive Director, Jorgensen Family Foundation, Inc.

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
March 10
6 p.m.
Mineral
Sunnyside Church
Stacey Huffman 304-788-3621
March 11
6:15 p.m.
Hardy
Moorefield Middle School
David Workman 304-530-0273
March 12
6 p.m.
Hampshire
Augusta Fire Hall
Stephen Starcher 304-822-5013
March 13
6:30 p.m.
Berkeley
Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds
Mary Beth Bennett 304-264-1936

Grazing
Chris Teustch, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Forages, Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Feb. 10
6:30 p.m.
Ohio
WV Northern Community College
John Miller
304-234-3673
Feb. 11
6 p.m.
Preston
Masontown Volunteer Fire Deparptment
Bill Shockey 304-329-1391
Feb. 12
6:30 p.m.
Lewis
WVU Jackson’s Mill
Bruce Loyd
304-269-4660
Feb. 13
6:30 p.m.
Tucker
Parsons Senior Center
Jennifer Poling 304-478-2949×209

Heifer Development
Kevin Shaffer, Ph.D., Livestock Specialist, WVU Extension Service

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan. 27
6 p.m.
Ritchie
Ritchie County 4-H Camp Grounds
Alexandria Straight 304-643-5200
Jan. 28
6:30 p.m.
Roane
Roane County High School
Brandy Brabham 304-927-0975
Jan. 29
6:30 p.m.
Jackson
Jackson County WVU Extension Office
John Johnson 304-372-8249
Jan. 30
6:30 p.m.
Wood
Judge Black Annex, Wood County Courthouse
JJ Barrett
304-424-1960
Feb. 10
6 p.m.
Mineral
Sunnyside Church
Stacey Huffman 304-788-3621
Feb. 11
6:15 p.m.
Grant
Landes Ruritan Building
Brad Smith
304-257-4688
Feb. 12
6 p.m.
Hampshire
Augusta Fire Hall
Stephen Starcher 304-822-5013
Feb. 13
6:30 p.m.
Berkeley
Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds
Mary Beth Bennett 304-264-1936

Maximizing Forage Utilization with Grazed and Stored Forages
Bob Hendershot, Certified Forage and Grasslands Professional; Certified Crop Consultant

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan. 20
6:30 p.m.
Pendleton
Clinton Hedrick Community Building, Riverton
Dave Seymour 304-358-2286
Jan. 21
6 p.m.
Pocahontas
Marlinton Municipal Building
Greg Hamons 304-799-1852
Jan. 22
TBA
Greenbrier
TBA
John McCutcheon 304-647-7408
Jan. 23
6:30 p.m.
Monroe
Monroe Senior Citizens Building
Brian Wickline 304-772-3003

Parasite Control
Scott Bowridge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Food Animal Production, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
March 17
6:30 p.m.
Pendleton
Franklin Community Building
Dave Seymour 304-358-2286
March 18
6 p.m.
Pocahontas
Marlinton Municipal Building
Greg Hamons 304-799-1852
March 19
TBA
Greenbrier
TBA
John McCutcheon 304-647-7408
March 20
6:30 p.m.
Monroe
Monroe Senior Citizens Building
Brian Wickline 304-772-3003

Transition Planning
Carla Williams

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
March 10
5:30 p.m.
Nicholas
Tioga Ranch House
Brian Sparks 304-574-4234 or 304-872-7898
March 11
5:30 p.m.
Mercer
Princeton Presbyterian Church
Jodi Richmond 304-425-3079
March 12
6 p.m.
Raleigh
Shady Spring Middle School
Dave Richmond 304-255-9321 or 304-466-7113
March 13
6:30 p.m.
Putnam
Eleanor Fire Station/Municipal Building
Chuck Talbott 304-586-0217