COVID-19 restrictions on Extension Service applications have been modified, and starting on March 1, face-to-face actions involving as much as 10 folks had been allowed to happen. If a plan has been authorised by Extension administration, as much as 25 folks can meet. Contributors are nonetheless required to put on masks and social distance.
In 4-H information, Mildred Fizer, the primary girl within the nation to function director of a state 4-H program, will flip 100 years previous on March 6. Fizer started her profession in Cabell County in 1946 and have become 4-H program unit director in 1966. If anybody is fascinated by sending Fizer a birthday card, please contact the Lewis County Extension Workplace for her handle.
Particular Curiosity Golf equipment are starting this month, with a complete of 10 to select from. Every SPIN Membership focuses on totally different matters and is roughly 4 to 6 classes. Alternatives are open to 4-H members, who can assessment a full checklist of choices by logging into their ZSuite accounts and searching beneath the calendar.
The deadline for the My Hometown is Cool initiative is March 4. This statewide venture is aimed toward partaking youth in neighborhood improvement and entrepreneurial considering. There’s a statewide competitors, with teams submitting a three-minute pitch video of what makes their hometown cool and what one factor would make it cooler.
There are two teams, ages 9 to 12 and ages 12 to 18. Successful entries might get a mini-grant to implement the proposed venture. If , please electronic mail Megan Midcap at firstname.lastname@example.org, or name the extension workplace.
The deadline for entry submission into the W.Va. 4-H Poster, Photograph and Writing Contests is March 22. All submissions have to be acquired within the Lewis County Extension Workplace by 4 p.m. A field will likely be positioned on the porch for these dropping off entries.
The 4-H Dance Weekend will likely be held just about from March 14 by March 17. 4-H members will get to expertise real-time Zoom dance classes, in addition to entry to the Dance Weekend Padlet to study brand-new ones. Youth ages 12 to 21 are invited to attend. Registration for the free occasion will be accomplished by ZSuite.
Teen Chief Weekend — The Large Image is scheduled for March 26-March 27. The digital occasion will start March 26 at 5 p.m., and have movies are deliberate all through the day on March 27. Present occasions and ticket reserving can be found by ZSuite. The characteristic movies permit individuals to discover the world of adulting by interactive classes and actions. Present occasions that work finest with schedules and pursuits will be chosen.
Enrollment continues to be open to hitch 4-H. The subsequent deadline to order venture books is March 15. Enrollment will be accomplished by ZSuite. Members ages 18 to 21 should create their very own accounts. When you want help, please contact the Extension Workplace.
Starting April 1, a digital skillathon will likely be held. Contestants can log in between 8 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. the day of a given competitors. There will likely be species awards, in addition to an general award for individuals who select to compete in all contests supplied.
The schedule is as follows:
- April 1 — Swine
- April 8 — Sheep and Goats, mixed
- April 15 — Horses
- April 22 — Beef and Dairy, separate contests open on identical day
- April 29 — Rabbits and Poultry, separate contests open on identical day
A digital quiz bowl is scheduled for Could 13. That is an all-species competitors together with cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, rabbits and poultry, with junior and senior division. 4 folks must compete as a county staff. If 4 are unavailable, these will be matched up with some from different counties to make a staff.
Practices for each competitions will likely be held in March, and on-line assets for youth to follow on their very own will likely be supplied, as properly. Contact the Extension Workplace if fascinated by collaborating.
The Lewis County CEOS golf equipment at the moment are on social media. Membership members also can take part in a sequence of reside and interactive Zoom applications, starting March 11 at 1 p.m.
The scheduled is as follows:
- March 11 — Who’s Completely satisfied? How can I get a few of that?
- March 25 — Indoor Herb Gardening
- April 8 — Conventional West Virginia Meals
- April 22 — West Virginia rivers
- Could 6 — Adventures in Getting old
The Agricultural Webinar Collection for March begins on March 4 at 7 p.m. These applications are being supplied rather than dinner conferences. You could register for one or the entire applications supplied by www.go.wvu.edu/ag-educational-series-registration.
The schedule is as follows:
- March 4 — Are you calving on the proper time?
- March 11 — Weed administration for pastures and hayfields
- March 18 — Three secrets and techniques to growing earnings
- March 25 — Market outlook for 2021 and the continued impression of COVID-19
The West Virginia Beef Expo is scheduled for April 8-10. Cattle gross sales are the one exercise that can happen this yr, with all different actions suspended for 2021. At present, gross sales are being deliberate as in-person auctions, but when pointers change, a web based public sale is deliberate for April 10.
The Wardensville Bull Sale is scheduled for March 25 starting at midday. It is going to be on-line and tele-auction solely. Bulls will likely be out there for viewing anytime previous to sale day. The Southern Sale is scheduled for March 19, starting at 7 p.m. on the Jackson Regional Livestock Market in Ripley. Yearling heifers which were evaluated will likely be supplied on the market as replacements, as properly. That sale will start instantly following the bull sale. Catalogs for each gross sales will likely be out there quickly.
There are nonetheless a number of 2021 WVU Extension Service Backyard Calendars out there. The calendar provides day-to-day gardening recommendation and articles on the fundamentals of gardening. They are often picked up on the WVU-Lewis County Extension Workplace, situated at 104 Heart Avenue in Weston. They’re on a desk exterior the entrance door.
For extra info on Extension applications, contact the Lewis County Extension Service at 304-269-4660. Its workplace hours are Monday by Friday from 8 a.m. to midday and 1-4 p.m.