The event is scheduled to run from 8:55 a.m.-2 p.m. at the West Virginia State Farm Museum, located near Point Pleasant. The workshop is being co-sponsored by the Western Conservation District, WV Farm Credit and Country Mortgages of Ripley and Point Pleasant.
Lunch will be provided free of charge to those who register by March 3. To register for the workshop, contact the Western Conservation District office at 304-675-3054 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. After hours please register by leaving your name and phone number.
Pesticide Applicators attending the workshop are eligible for re-certification credit hours from the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, with a license number.
The program will include presentations on Fertilizer Requirements for Hay and Pasture by Dr. Ed Rayburn, WVU Extension; Commercial Cow/Calf Management and Winter Feeding, Dr. Troy Wistuba of Morehead State University; High Tunnels, Dr. Lewis Jett, WVU Extension; Calibration of Chemical Sprayers, Philip Smith, WV Department of Agriculture READ; Animal Health, Tom Esselburn of Pfizer; Fence Construction, Fred Volborn; and the 2008 Farm Bill Valerie Hannon, District Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; Charles Lipscomb, Farm Loan Manager with USDA Farm Service Agency; Josh Lewis, County Executive Director of USDA Farm Service Agency. Other cost-share programs provided by the Western Conservation District; WV Lime Incentive and the Invasive Species Control programs.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 3. Contact the WCD office at 304-675-3054 or email email@example.com to register or for more information.