WVU Extension News

Garden Calendars

2019 WVU Extension Garden Calendars are now available at the WVU Extension Office at the courthouse in Marlinton.
4-H All Stars

Calling all 4-H All Stars! Please join us on the Pocahontas County 4-H All Star, Marlinton Christmas Parade float. The float will be parked between Marlinton Elementary School and Mitchell Chevrolet. Line up at 6:30 p.m., Friday, December 7. We look forward to seeing you there!

WVU Extension offers Beef Trans4 to Cattle Producers – Cattle producers in West Virginia aren’t immune to the ups and downs of the cattle industry, and as in any business, owners need easily interpretable data to review profitability and make timely management decisions. However, few cattle producers accurately gauge their profitability, so the West Virginia University Extension Service is offering the Beef Trans finances program. The program is a simple, computer-based spread- sheet that helps producers easily see where their operation is financially, and makes it easy to adopt farm record evaluation and good record-keeping habits. 

By using income tax and balance sheet records, the program calculates a beginning and ending net worth statement, net farm income statement and annual cash flow statement. Sixteen ratios recommended by the Farm Financial Standards Task Force are calculated along with other measures to help analyze finances per acre, per cow, per pounds of beef sold and per full-time labor equivalent. 

For more information about the program, contact your Pocahontas County office of the WVU Extension Service at 304-799-4852.

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