NEW statewide requirements for animal production in the West Virginia 4-H Program
MANDATORY for LIVESTOCK MEMBERS TO COMPLETE PROJECT FOR FAIR!!
State 4-H and FFA have agreed to a Youth Livestock Quality Assurance program for the 2013-14 year!
Beginning in 2014, the WVU Extension/4-H program will require all 4-H/FFA youth who enroll in a livestock (market or breeding beef and dairy cattle, swine, meat and dairy goat, poultry, rabbit, and sheep) project to attend an introductory QA training program prior to exhibiting their project.
What is Quality Assurance Training? Youth Quality Assurance is a program that provides guidelines for livestock production. The program raises consumer confidence through offering proper management for those responsible for the care and management of food producing animals, The 4-H program and FFA have embraced YQA because it is the right thing to do; but it can also provide methods that will show increased profitability. As an educating program, QA helps youth identify management processes that can be improved. Plus, it is really good information!
This 1½ to 2 hour workshop is MANDATORY by July 1 to have a 4-H project completed to sell at fair. College students who are out of town may contact our office for information. These sessions are being offered statewide. Members are only required to attend ONE (1) of these sessions to satisfy the requirements for 2014.
DATES- pre registration not required
Date Town Location Time
March 29th Petersburg Sr. Center, Main Street 9-11 am
April 8th Moorefield Moorefield Middle School 6:30 pm
April 10th Petersburg Sr. Center, Main Street 7:00 pm
April 12th Baker East Hardy Early Middle School
(County Health Fair will also be in the building-follow signs) 9-11 am
Tri County Fair Weigh In Dates-Mark Your Calendar
Market Steer—Saturday, March 15, 2014 9 a.m.—2 p.m.
Market Hog—Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 a.m. -Noon
Market Lamb and Market Goat—Friday, June 6, 2014
5 p.m.—8 p.m. or Saturday, June 7, 2014 9 a.m. -Noon
Celebrating WVU Extension’s Centennial
Year of Service to West Virginians
This 2014 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar celebrates the organization’s 100th anniversary while providing daily tips and reminders to gardeners across West Virginia.
“Gardening has always been an important part of the lives of West Virginians, and WVU Extension Service is here to help ensure gardeners across the state have the knowledge they need to be successful,” said Steve Bonnano, WVU Extension Service interim director.
“For the last 100 years, WVU Extension Service has used trusted research and the knowledge of expertslike our county agentsto assist West Virginians in many areas of gardening, and continually adapts to bring up-to-date, useful gardening advice and information to people across the state.”
The garden calendar provides information for the planting, cultivating and gardening needs that West Virginians experience. Some of these needs include where to plant and the “how-to’s” to keep a garden flourishing.
By offering a West Virginia-specific USDA planting zone map, the calendar helps gardeners decide what plants to grow and when to plant them.
Showcased in each month of the garden calendar are the historic, agricultural achievements and accomplishments attained by the people of West Virginia. From the WV ‘63 blight resistant tomato to the discovery of West Virginia’s first “Golden Delicious” apple, each article offers the reader an interesting perspective into West Virginia’s past.
Although garden calendars provide much of the needed information to keep your plants and garden thriving, you can gain even more information by contacting agents in WVU Extension Service’s local offices.
Any of our 55 WVU Extension Service county offices will be happy to provide you with more gardening information their phone numbers are listed on the inside back cover or you may find them online.
About Vegetable Varieties
An additional counterpart to the Garden Calendar is About Vegetable Varieties featuring common vegetables with helpful information about:
- Vegetable varieties
- Days to maturity
- Descriptive remarks
Free Garden Calendar Downloads
Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the 2014 Garden Calendar files.
- 2014 Garden Calendar (6.8 MB)
Black and white – 8.5×11” landscape format. Shrink to fit as necessary.
- Garden Calendar Growing Guide – Home Printing (2.1 MB)
Black and white – 8.5×11” landscape format
- Garden Calendar Vegetable Varieties – Home Printing (598.5 KB)
Black and white – 8.5×14” portrait format
Import the WVU Extension Garden Calendar Dates
Import the WVU Extension Garden Calendar on your website or into your newsreader using our RSS feed.
Subscribe to Extension RSS feeds.
Spring is Coming
Here are some links that may be of interest to you with the garden season upon us.