Jefferson County Farm Day
Beginning in 2002 under the direction of Jane Tabb, a County Commissioner and farmer, Farm Day was born. With Farm Day the agricultural community reached out to the public in a new and inspired way. Farm Day is a self-guided tour showcasing local, active farms. The purpose is to educate the public about farms, farmers and farmland. It is sponsored by the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, the Potomac Headwaters R, C & D Council, the Small Business Development Center of the Panhandle and the WVU Jefferson County Extension Service.
For more information on the 2014 Farm Day click here
Fruit drying workshop
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m at WVU Jefferson County Extension Office
Topics include: Product and process development, Ingredients, Product safety, Storage and handling.
This is a one-day hands-on training workshop for those who want to produce and/or learn how to produce and market dried fruit products. The class is being taught by food processing experts.
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Important Update Regarding Swine At Fairs in West Virginia
The Jefferson County Fair
The Jefferson County Fair livestock committee met Saturday March 29, 2014. At that meeting, after much discussion, it was decided to recommend to the Board of Directors that the swine show at the 2014 fair be cancelled. The Jefferson County Fair Board of Directors, by email and telephone voting, voted to support the livestock committee’s recommendation. Thereby there will be no swine at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and no swine show at the 2014 Jefferson County Fair. Due to this decision we have decided to offer limited accommodations for those children taking swine projects in 2014. For more information on the PEDv virus and how it impact swine click here .
The West Virginia State Fair
The West Virginia State Fair has implemented changes due to the PEDv virus. The most current information we have from the state fair can be found here .
Use this form to submit a sample for testing at the WVU Soil Testing Lab in Morgantown. This form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader a free computer program, to be printed.The analysis for pH, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, and magnesium is free. The only cost is postage to mail the sample. A recommendation for lime, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium is provided. Results will be returned to you in two to three weeks.
To create a representative sample of the area of interest, take 10 to 20 individual samples, combine them in one container, mix them and let the soil dry. Then pull a subsample from the soil collected and fill a sandwich bag. Mail the sandwich bag and the completed form to the address on the form.