WVU Extension News

 WV 4-H Men’s
Basketball Day
All WV 4-H members, their families, and friends are invited to attend a WV 4-H Men’s Basketball Day at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown Saturday, January 24, at 2 p.m.  The cost is $30 per person and this includes a ticket to the WVU – TCU Men’s Game, a 4-H hoodie, and insurance. Registration deadline for this game is Monday, January 12. If you would like to attend, send your check made payable to the WV 4-H Alumni Association along with your sweatshirt size to the Pocahontas County Extension Office, 900-E 10th Avenue, Marlinton WV 24954 before the deadline. In the event of snow and you are unable to attend, there will be no snow date and no refunds will be made, but you will be sent your hoodie. Information will be available later about a WV 4-H Women’s Basketball Day in February that will also be held at WVU.

WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar
 Plan your garden from the ground up with the 2015 Garden Calendar from the West Virginia University Extension Service, available now at the Pocahontas County Office. The new calendar’s theme is Planning for Abundance, with a focus on helping you get the most from your garden.
Articles by WVU Extension experts range from deciding what to grow and how large a garden to plant, to garden location and soil prepar-ation.  Learn to effectively tend your garden, harvest when crops are at their tastiest and preserve your harvest so you and your family can enjoy the flavors – and health benefits – of your garden all year-round.
The free 2015 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar is available at the WVU Extension Service Pocahontas County Office while supplies last.  You can also download the calendar information and other gardening resources online at anr.ext.wvu.edu/gar den_calendar

Winter Dinner Meeting
The Winter Educational Dinner Meeting will be held at the Marlinton Municipal Building Tuesday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m. Program presented by Aaron Helmick, of Little Brown Cow Dairy. The Helmick family operates Little Brown Cow Dairy, a grass-based dairy farm in Monroe County. The Helmicks operate their leased farm from a business perspective, making prduction decisions that must be economically viable. RSVP by January 9 at 304-799-4852. Cost of dinner – $4.

Dramas, Fairs and
Festivals Applications
Grant applications for the Dramas, Fairs and Festivals grants for this quarter are due in the Extension Office by February 1. If you have any questions or need one of the new application forms, please call the office at 304-799-4852.

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