Educational dinner meeting planned

Agriculture Topics

WVU Extension will host an educational dinner meeting at Jackson’s Mill on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.  
Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., with the program to begin at 7:30 p.m. If you wish to come for the dinner, it will cost $5 per person, which will be collected at the door. However, you do need to pre-register by calling the Extension Office, at 304-269-4660, by Jan. 3.  
If you would like to attend, but can’t make the dinner, you are still welcome to attend the program, which will start at 7:30 p.m.  There is no cost and no pre-registration needed if you come only to the program.
The topic this month will be fencing.  Fencing is the key to grazing management, because if you can’t keep livestock where you want them, you can’t manage your pasture.  
The speaker will be Clint Iams. Clint is the seventh generation to grow up on the Iams Farm in Amity, PA. In 2001, he purchased 50 acres that adjoins his family farm, increasing it to 450 acres.  
After graduating from Washington and Jefferson College in 2002 with a degree in Accounting and Entrepreneurial studies, he began work as an auditor with the global firm KPMG in Pittsburgh, PA.  In 2006, he joined his parents at Log Cabin Fence where he still works.
Log Cabin Fence installs farm and ranch fence and fabric hoop structures. Clint meets with potential customers, reviews job sites, and runs Log Cabin’s two installation crews.
 He has attended the American Fence Association Field Training School and the North American Fence Contractor Association (NAFCA) Fence Training School. Clint is the executive director of NAFCA and is proud to be actively involved with their annual marque event of improving the various fences at Arlington National Cemetery.
The 2018 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar is now available.  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.  
The 2018 Garden Calendar focuses on “gardening around the state.”
The calendar has information about different types of gardens and educational and economic impacts on the state, all the while giving you the day-to-day gardening advice you’ve come to expect. In the back, you’ll find disease management tips and new recipes to enhance your own gardening traditions.
The WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar can be picked up at the WVU-Lewis County Extension Office at 104 Center Ave., in Weston. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except we are closed from noon to 1 p.m.

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