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Ritchie County Fair & Expo

Office Information

Ritchie County Extension Office
1608 E. Main Street
Harrisville, WV 26362

Office: (304) 643-5200
Fax: (304) 643-5204
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Driving Directions

WVU Serving all 55 of West Virginia’s Counties

The WVU Extension Service provides programs in 4-H Youth Development, Families and Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community, Economic and Workforce Development with support from West Virginia University faculty and staff. WVU also maintains a historic special-mission campus at WVU Jackson’s Mill Center for Lifelong Learning and State 4-H Camp, near Weston, West Virginia.

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2017 Garden Calendars “Herb Appeal” have arrived at the Ritchie County Extension Service Office. Please stop by to pick up a calendar filled with helpful tips on growing herbs and other vegetables, as well as some delicious recipes.

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West Virginia University Extension
Service Winter Dinner Meetings

West Virginia University Extension Service will host Winter Dinner Meetings over the next few months. The Winter Dinner Meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23; and Thursday, March 23.
The Winter Dinner Meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, will be a combined meeting with Wood County. The topic of the meeting will be Fencing, with the discussion presented by Bill Iams of Log Cabin Fence Company.
Iams will be discussing different types of fencing and fencing techniques during the meeting.
Iams, a sixth generation farmer from Amity, PA, started the Log Cabin Fence Company in 1981, selling aluminum-coated High Tensile fence wire. The company continued to grow and expanded to installation, wholesale fence supplies and retail and manufacturing of a commercial duty post driver.
Iams received training in New Zealand concerning intensive rotational grazing in 1988 and started teaching what he learned as an instructor for KIWI Fence and American Fence Associations annual field training school in Waco, TX. The Iams farm is now a 475 acre farm where Angus cattle and a commercial hay operation are based.
This meeting will be hosted at 7 p.m. in the Fort Boreman Room at the Judge Black Annex adjacent to the Wood County Courthouse.
This meeting will also be available Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Doddridge County, at the Doddridge County Park. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Contact David Snively, Doddridge County Extension Agent, by calling 304.873.1801 if interested in attending the meeting in Doddridge County.
The last Winter Dinner Meeting will be Thursday, March 23, at the Ritchie County 4-H Grounds.
Jeff Clark will be speaking during the meeting concerning Pasture and Hay Weed Control.
Clark is a fourth generation cattle rancher, who started in Texas. He also received a Bachelor’s degree in Weed Science from Mississippi State University. He and his wife raise purebred and commercial cattle in Greenbrier County. He is a licensed livestock appraiser and is Senior Range and Pasture Specialist for Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia.
Clark focuses on cattle markets and works with producers to show them how to maximize grazing, which in turn leads to lower input operational cost on farms.
This third and final Winter Dinner Meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Ritchie County 4-H Grounds.
Pre-registration is required to ensure there is enough food for those participating.
To register for any of the Winter Dinner Meetings contact Alexandria Straight, WVU Extension Agent in Ritchie County, by calling 304.643.5200.