WVU Extension Presents: The Winter Dinner Meeting Series
Carla Williams to Advise on
Family Farm Succession Planning
March 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Carla Williams will discuss Farm Succession (Estate) Planning at a WVU Extension Dinner Meeting on March 13th at 6:00 PM at the Municipal Building in Room B in Eleanor (600 Roosevelt Blvd./ HWY 62). Succession planning is more than just a will. If you want to pass your farm to the next generation, they’ll need to be prepared to operate the farm as a business. This involves leadership, business management training and financial security for all. Ms. Williams is Vice President & Personal Trust Manager at BB&T’s Wealth Division. She practiced law for 18 years in the areas of estate and business succession planning, and finance and municipal bond law. Her experience includes comprehensive planning for clients with federal estate and gift tax exposure, with a niche practice in agribusiness and family farm succession planning. Ms. Williams resides in Morgantown, WV. She serves on the Board of the North Central West Virginia Estate Planning Council. She is a native of Moorefield, Hardy County, WV, where she and her siblings were long-time members in 4-H, her brothers were officers in FFA, and her family has been involved in the poultry industry for many years. For purposes of planning the dinner or for further questions, please call the WVU Extension Service Office to reserve your space (304-586-0217). This dinner meeting is sponsored in part by the Western Soil Conservation Service and the Putnam County Farm Bureau.
Livestock Grazing School
March 24, 25 & 27
Cabell County 4-H Camp, 69 pm
Are you interested in reducing your feed and fertilizer costs? Maybe you want to improve your pasture and learn ways to better utilize your ground. Have you ever thought about raising livestock completely on forages? This IS the class for you! This program will cover the basics of getting your livestock grazing in a manner that will help increase profits and reduce the need for off farm inputs such as commercial fertilizers and feeds.
The following topics will be covered over the course of this program:
Getting Started Grazing Conservation Practices
Pasture Soils and Fertility Developing Water Resources
Forage Species Selection Fencing
Economics of Grazing Exploring Your Marketing Options
Pasture Layout and Design Animal Transportation Issues
For more information, or to register please contact Rich Sherman at 304-743-7131 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure and register by March 19th! Registration is limited to the first 25 participants!
Registration is $5 and includes all handouts and materials for the program!
Producer Input Requested to Help Determine Programming!
Sustainable Agriculture Needs Assessment
This is a request for you to take part in this needs assessment around sustainable agriculture issues in WV and Western Maryland. Being at the forefront of sustainable agriculture issues in the region, your input is very important and greatly appreciated. We are hoping to determine the state of knowledge, ability, interest, and adoption of sustainable agriculture programs and initiatives in the region; and identify existing gaps so we can design effective educational programs related to sustainable agriculture in the future.
Your participation in this assessment will take approximately 30 minutes to complete the online or paper survey. Your involvement will be kept as confidential as legally possible. All data will be reported in the aggregate. Any information obtained in connection with this study that can be identified with you will be kept confidential and will not be used for any other purpose. Your participation is completely voluntary. You may skip any question that you do not wish to answer and you may discontinue at any time. Please know that your interactions with WVU Extension Services and related services will not be prejudiced if you decide not to participate. West Virginia University’s Institutional Review Board acknowledgement of this project is on file.
Thank you for taking time to complete this survey and for your commitment to sustainable agriculture. Should you have any questions about this assessment, please feel free to contact us directly. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SAREextension
WVU-SARE PDP State Coordinator
Phone: (304) 293-7606
WVSU-SARE PDP State Coordinator
Phone: (304) 932-0843
WVU-SARE PDP Outreach Leader
Phone: (304) 293-7312
New Soil Test Form and Procedure
Check out the new
soil test form
This new procedure will allow you to submit your soil tests much quicker. You will need to supply your own bag(snack size ziploc, small sandwich, or other bag that can be tied or sealed) for this method. You only need to send about 1/2 cup of soil from your combined samples to be tested. You will be able to mail these in a regular envelope or a priority mailer(flat rate or standard) works well when sending multiple samples.
Please be sure to mail the samples to:
West Virginia University
College of Agriculture and Forestry
Soil Testing Laboratory
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
Once the tests are run the results are instantly sent via email to you and your local county agent!
If you have any questions please call (304)743-7131 or email us at CabellCountyExtension@mail.wvu.edu
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