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HUNTER FARM STATE FINALIST - 7/26/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Congratulations to Luke & Mitsy Hunter - State Finalists for Conservation Farm

The Hunter’s own and operate 350 acres and rent an additional 200 acres along Sycamore Creek in Jackson County.  Their farm is very diverse with cow/calf, broilers, layers, pigs and turkeys.  A high tunnel to grow and sell produce all year. 

Other Best Management Practices Include:

2 Feedpads 

Micro-Irrigation

Nutrient Management

2 Ponds Grassed Waterways

Roofed Runoff Management

1 Water Well

Division Ditches

Hay & Pasture Land Mangt

6 Troughs

Underground tile drainage

Intensive Grazing

5000’ Pipeline

Woodland Access Roads

Brush Control

1 High Tunnel Critical Area Stabilization      

Hay Rolled Out In Winter

 Cover Crops

Wildlife Management

Crimson Clover Cover Crop

 

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2018 CONSERVATION FARMS NAMED - 7/24/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

DISTRICT AWARD

JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION FARM

LUKE & MITSY HUNTER

RIPLEY, WV

 

 

PUTNAM COUNTY CONSERVATION FARM

GARY KALE

GRASSY RUN FARMS, LLC

WINFIELD, WV

 

 

MASON COUNTY

EDDIE & PATTY KNAPP

LEON, WV

 

 



AgEP Cost Share Program Sign Up May 1st - May 31st - 5/10/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Cost Share Assistance Sign Up AgEP May 1st - May 31st

Lime    Fence    Cover Crop    Frost Seeding   Pollinator Habitat   Water Systems

All forms to sign up for the district's cost share program are listed on this site.  We are offering seven (7) practices.  The practices are:  lime, division fence, exclusion fence, cover crop, frost seeding, pollinator habitat and water systems.  To make sure you have a completed application refer to the check sheet we have provided on this web site.  You must provide a practice application or applications.  There is a limit of two practices for no more than $4,000.  An IRS Form W-9 needs to be completed for the individual that makes application.  You will receive a 1099 in January for any payments over $600.  A WCD Conservation Agreement also referred to as  "Cooperator Form".   A current map of your farm with field clearly marked.   Soil test reports are required for some practices, a soil test can be up to three years old for new applications and up to two years old for fields that have received lime through our program.  If you are not the landowner and lease the property a copy of the lease agreement will need to be submitted.  There is a lease agreement form available to you if you do not already have one in place.  If you have any questions, please contact our office.  We are available Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Closed on May 8th and May 28th for Election Day and Memorial Day.

Forms can be found under  "Programs"



Ravenswood Wins WV Envirothon 2018 - 5/1/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

CONGRATULATIONS!

TO THE RAVENSWOOD ENVIROTHON TEAM FOR TAKING FIRST PLACE AT THE WEST VIRGINIA ENVIROTHON.

 

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Welcome to the Western Conservation District...Established in 1940 - 2/26/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

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Board Meetings 2018 - 1/5/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Western Conservation District meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Mason County USDA Service Center in Point Pleasant.

January 23rd  *3rd Thursday Meeting was Re-Scheduled due to a conflict with the WVACD meeting

February 22nd

March 15th

April 19th

May 17h

June 21st

July 19th

August 16th

September 20th

October 18th

November 15th

December 20th




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