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Test your forages
WVU Extension Forage Testing Meeting is set for Thursday, October 8, at 6 p.m. in the Marlinton Municipal Building.
In the wake of another year that saw a lot of rainy days during peak hay making season it comes to our attention that producers may have a significant portion of their hay that has less nutritional value than they are accustomed to – so what should you do?  Test your forages. 
WVU Extension Specialist Ed Rayburn will deliver a presentation about the importance of forage testing and how it will pay off over the winter.  For more information or to sign-up, please call the WVU Extension Office at 304-799-4852.

Diabetic Cooking School
Register today for this year’s “Dining with Diabetes” cooking school, which will be held in the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro, Mondays, October 12, 19, 26, and November 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a three-month follow-up class in January. This free program is intended for people of all ages with diabetes, their family members, caretakers or anyone who cooks for a diabetic.  Participants must commit to all five nights of the school. Call the Pocahontas County Extension Office at 304-799-4852 by October 9 to register. 
Dramas, Fairs & Festivals Applications
Applications for the Dramas, Fairs and Festivals grants for this quarter are due in the Extension Office by November 1. If you have any questions or need an application form, please call the office at 304-799-4852.

Pocahontas Producers Sale Schedule
Special Sale/Calf Cleanup – Friday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.
Regular Sale/Bred/Cull Cow Sale – Saturday, October 17, 2 p.m.
Regular Sale – Saturday, November 21, 2 p.m.
Regular Sale – Saturday, December 5, 2 p.m.
WVU Extension Service
offers natural gas pipeline educational programs
In continuing to give landowners the information needed to make informed decisions about the natural gas industry, the West Virginia University Extension Service is offering residents opportunity to learn about pipeline right-of-way agreements during three educational programs taking place around the state.
The programs are identical, and take place in three locations from October 12 to 14 to give landowners from different areas opportunity to attend. The programs start at 6 p.m.
The educational programs help West Virginia landowners consider all implications of pipeline right-of-way contracts. Participants can leave with a better understanding of contract details and considerations to protect their land and assets.
During the course of the evening, landowners can learn about topics in pipeline construction and the concerns to take in such; surface and landscape impacts; negotiating and understanding right-of-way agreements and understanding eminent domain.
“As more and more wells develop across the state, we’re seeing companies tying their resources together to build nationwide distribution networks — even if there isn’t a well site close, they may still want access to your property,” said Georgette Plaugher, WVU Extension Natural Gas Education Program coordinator. “Whenever entering a legal agreement it’s important to understand all the consequences, and we want to make sure that people have access to all the information needed to ensure a contract is mutually beneficial if they choose to enter into one.” 
Presenters include Dave Messersmith from the Pennsylvania State University Extension Service, Brad Stephens from Stephens Law Office, PLLC and WVU Extension Service faculty.
The Randolph County program takes place Monday, October 12, at the Tygarts Valley Middle/High School Cafeteria in Mill Creek. The Nicholas County program takes place Tuesday, October 13, at the Summersville Arena and Conference Center in Summersville. Then the Lewis County program takes place Wednesday, October 14, at the WVU Jackson’s Mill Assembly Hall near Weston.
For directions to those sites, contact the WVU Extension Service office in Randolph, 304-636-2455, Nicholas, 304-872-7898, or Lewis County, 304-269-4660, corresponding to the program you wish to attend.
For more information about WVU Extension’s oil and natural gas educational programs, visit or contact Georgette Plaugher at 304-329-1391, or e-mail
WVU Extension Oil and Natural Gas programs are for educational purposes only, and are not intended as a substitute for legal advice. Always consult a licensed attorney before signing any legal document.

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