Agriculture

2016 Educational Dinner Meetings

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 Law – February 22-24
Baleage – January 25-28; February 8-10
Bovine Respiratory Disease – January 11-14
Brush and Weed Control – February 9-11
Bull Selection – February 25, March 21-22
Direct Marketing – February 8-10
Grazing – March 14-16
Influences on Public Perception: Challenges and Opportunities – February 15-17
Making the Right Crop Choices to Maximize Yield and Profit Using High Tunnels – February 8
Maximizing Forage Utilization and Grazed and Stored Forages – March 14-17
Optimizing the Profit Potential of Your Cow Herd – January21
Parasite Management – February 10
Pasture and Hay Weed Control – January 18-20
Pasture Management – March 14-17
Transition Planning – January 11-14
Understanding Plant Growth to Better Manage Pastures and Hayfields for Optimal Production – March 21-23
Woods and Wildlife 101 – January 11-13

Ag Law
Alison Peck, J.D., LL.M. WVU College of Law

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Feb. 22
6 p.m.
Ritchie
Ritchie County 4-H Camp, Harrisville
Alexandria Straight
304-643-5200
Feb. 23
6:30 p.m.
Roane
Roane County High School, Spencer
Brandy Brabham
304-927-0975

Feb. 24
6:30 p.m.

Jackson
WVU Jackson County Extension Office, Cottageville
John Johnson
304-372-8199

Baleage
Bill Shockey, Ph.D., Agriculture Agent, WVU Extension Service – Preston County or Ed Rayburn, Ph.D., Agronomy Specialist, WVU Extension Service

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan. 25
7 p.m.
Doddridge
Doddridge County Park, West Union
David Snively
304-873-1801
Jan. 26
6:30 p.m.
Roane
Roane County High School, Spencer
Brandy Brabham
304-927-0975
Jan. 28
7 p.m.
Wood
Judge Black Annex, Wood County Courthouse, Parkersburg
JJ Barrett
304-424-1960
Feb. 8
6 p.m.
Summers
Summers County Memorial Building, Hinton
David Richmond
304-466-7113
Feb. 9
5:30 p.m.
Fayette
Sunday Road Baptist Church, Hico
Brian Sparks
304-574-4234 or
304-872-7898
Feb. 10
5:30 p.m.
Mercer
Princeton Presbyterian Church
Jodi Richmond
304-425-3079

Bovine Respiratory Disease
D. L. Step, DVM, Veterinarian, Oklahoma State University Extension Service

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan. 11
6 p.m.
Mineral
Keyser High School
Stacey Huffman
304-788-3621
Jan. 12
6 p.m.
Hampshire
Augusta Fire Hall
Stephen Starcher
304-822-5013
Jan. 13
6 p.m.
Hardy
Moorefield Middle School
Dave Workman
304-530-0273
Jan. 14
6:30 p.m.
Berkeley
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg
Mary Beth Bennett
304-264-1936

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

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Feb. 9
6 p.m.
Marion
Winfield Community Building, Fairmont
John Murray
304-367-2772
Feb. 10
6:30 p.m.
Harrison
West Milford Municipal Building and Community Center
Larry Campbell
304-624-8650
Feb. 11
6:30 p.m.
Randolph
Camp Pioneer, Beverly
Ronnie Helmondollar
304-636-2455

Bull Selection
Ronnie Helmondollar, Interim Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit Director, WVU Extension Service; Agriculture Agent, WVU Extension Service – Randolph County

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Feb. 25
7 p.m.
Wood
Judge Black Annex, Wood County Courthouse, Parkersburg
JJ Barrett
304-424-1960
March 21
6 p.m.
Ritchie
Ritchie County 4-H Camp Grounds, Harrisville
Alexandria Straight
304-643-5200
March 22
6 p.m.
Jackson
WVU Jackson County Extension Office, Cottageville
John Johnson
304-372-8199

Direct Marketing
John Spangler, Spangler’s Greenhouse and Farm

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Feb. 8
6 p.m.
Mineral
Keyser High School
Stacey Huffman
304-788-3621
Feb. 9
6:15 p.m.
Hampshire
Augusta Fire Hall
Stephen Starcher
304-822-5013
Feb. 10
6 p.m.
Berkeley
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg
Mary Beth Bennett
304-264-1936

Grazing
Matt Poore, Ph.D., Beef Specialist, North Carolina State University Extension Service

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
March 14
5:30 p.m.
Nicholas
Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park, Summersville
Brian Sparks
304-574-4234 or
304-872-7898
March 15
6 p.m.
Raleigh
Shady Spring Middle School
David Richmond
304-255-9321 or
304-466-7113
March 16
5:30 p.m.
Mercer
Mercer County 4-H Camp, Princeton
Jodi Richmond
304-425-3079

Influences on Public Perception: Challenges and Opportunities
Kay Johnson, President and CEO, Animal Agriculture Alliance

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Feb. 15
6:30 p.m.
Pendleton
Franklin Community Building
Dave Seymour
304-358-2286
Feb. 16
6 p.m.
Pocahontas
Marlinton Municipal Building
Greg Hamons
304-799-1852
Feb. 17
6:30 p.m.
Monroe
Monroe Senior Citizens Building, Union
Brian Wickline
304-772-3003

Making the Right Crop Choices to Maximize Yield and Profit Using High Tunnels
Lewis Jett, Ph.D., Commercial Horticulture Specialist, WVU Extension Service

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Feb. 8
6 p.m.
Ohio
Generations Restaurant, Wheeling
Karen Cox
304-234-3673

Maximizing Forage Utilization with Grazed and Stored Forages
Bob Hendershot, Retired Grassland Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
March 14
6 p.m.
Mineral
Keyser High School
Stacey Huffman
304-788-3621
March 15
6 p.m.
Hampshire
Augusta Fire Hall
Stephen Starcher
304-822-5013
March 16
6:15 p.m.
Hardy
Moorefield Middle School
Dave Workman
304-530-0273
March 17
6:30 p.m.
Berkeley
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg
Mary Beth Bennett
304-264-1936

Optimizing the Profit Potential of Your Cow Herd
Neil Bumgarner, Cargill Beef Consultant

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan. 21
5:30 p.m.
Putnam
Old Putnam County Courtroom, Winfield
Chuck Talbott
304-737-3666

Parasite Management
Scott Bowdridge, Ph.D., Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Feb. 10
6:30 p.m.
Grant
North Fork Ruritan Building, Cabins
Brad Smith
304-257-4688

Pasture and Hay Weed Control
Jeff Clark, Range and Pasture Specialist, Dow AgroSciences, LLC

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan. 18
6:30 p.m.
Pendleton
Clinton Hedrick Community Building, Riverton
Dave Seymour
304-358-2286
Jan. 19
6 p.m.
Pocahontas
Marlinton Municipal Building
Greg Hamons
304-799-1852
Jan. 20
6:30 p.m.
Monroe
Monroe Senior Citizens Building, Union
Brian Wickline
304-772-3003

Pasture Management
Steve Woodruff, District Conservationist and State Agronomist for North Carolina, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
March 14
6 p.m.
Marshall
Limestone Community Association/Fire Hall
Karen Cox
304-234-3673
March 15
6 p.m.
Preston
KVFD Community Building, Kingwood
Bill Shockey
304-329-1391
March 16
6:30 p.m.
Lewis
WVU Jackson’s Mill, Weston
Bruce Loyd
304-269-4660
March 17
6:30 p.m.
Tucker
Parsons Senior Center
Jesica Streets
304-478-2949 x209

Transition Planning
Jesse Richardson, J.D., Lead Land Use Attorney, Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, WVU College of Law

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan. 11
6 p.m.
Marshall
Grand Vue Park, Moundsville
Karen Cox
304-234-3673
Jan. 12
6 p.m.
Monongalia
Core Community Center
HR Scott
304-291-7201
Jan. 13
6:30 p.m.
Lewis
WVU Jackson’s Mill, Weston
Bruce Loyd
304-269-4660
Jan. 14
6:30 p.m.
Barbour
Belington Volunteer Fire Department
Josh Peplowski
304-457-3254

Understanding Plant Growth to Better Manage Pastures and Hayfields for Optimal Production
Ray Smith, Ph.D., Forage Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
March 21
6:30 p.m.
Pendleton
Franklin Community Building
Dave Seymour
304-358-2286
March 22
6 p.m.
Pocahontas
Marlilnton Municipal Building
Greg Hamons
304-799-1852
March 23
6:30 p.m.
Monroe
Monroe Senior Citizens Building, Union
Brian Wickline
304-772-3003

Woods and Wildlife 101
Dave McGill, Ph.D., Forest Resource Management Specialist, WVU Extension Service
Sheldon Owen, Ph.D., Wildlife Specialist, WVU Extension Service

Date
Time
County
Location
Contact
Jan. 11
5:30 p.m.
Fayette
Sunday Road Baptist Church, Hico
Brian Sparks
304-574-4234 or
304-872-7898
Jan. 12
6 p.m.
Summers
Summers County Memorial Building, Hinton
David Richmond
304-255-9321 or
304-466-7113
Jan. 13
5:30 p.m.
Mercer
Princeton Presbyterian Church
Jodi Richmond
304-425-3079