Energy Express Opportunities
Energy Express service/ employment opportunities are now available for the 2014 Marlinton Elementary Energy Express site for one site supervisor, four mentors and one community coordinator. Application deadlines are February 18 for the site supervisor position, and March 1 for the mentor and community coordinator positions.
4-H Posters and Photos on Display
The entries in the 2014 4-H Poster Contest and Photo Event are on display now through February 26 at the McClintic Library in Marlinton. Everyone is invited to stop by and view the entries.
This year’s state Robotics Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, at Jackson’s Mill and is open to 4-Hers of all ages. Any 4-Her, leader or parent who would be interested in participating needs to contact the Extension Office 304-799-4952 by February 14.
Frozen Food Sale
The 4-H Spring Frozen Food Sale is now in progress. All orders are due in the Extension Office by February 25. Order forms can be obtained by calling the 304-799-4852.
2014 West Virginia Small Farm Conference
The 2014 Small Farm Conference is scheduled for February 27 through March 1 at Waterfront Place Hotel and Conference Center in Morgantown. This gathering of stakeholders in the future of local food and sustainable farming offers many types of trainings, production information and updates and the opportunity to network and gather new ideas.
In its 10th year, the conference has grown to include three pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, February 26. The conference officially begins on Thursday, February 27 with seven in-depth workshops. Thursday evening features the Winter Blues Farmers Market and Local Food Dine-Around. Last year, this popular event – attended by more than 4,500 local food enthusiasts – featured 50 farmer vendors and 20 chefs and restaurants from across West Virginia.
Friday and Saturday schedules feature approximately one hundred 50-minute workshops on a wide variety of topics that are designed to address the nearly endless opportunities and their associated challenges that farmers face. Registration and tentative schedule information can be found at http://smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu/conference