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Western District

   Jackson, Mason, and Putnam

Serving Jackson, Mason, and Putnam counties


District Manager:
Sherry Pearson
224-C First Street
Point Pleasant, WV 25550
Phone: (304) 675-3054
Fax: (304) 675-3054
Email: WCD@wvca.us
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District Supervisors

Chairperson
- Charles Lipscomb

Vice-Chair
- Oscar Harris

Treasurer
- Bob Siebel

Secretary
- James Withrow

Supervisor
- Donald Stephens

Supervisor
- Jeremy Grant


Recent Activity

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 FFA Takes First at Grassland Evaluation Contest - 5/1/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

18th Annual Grassland Evaluation Contest held at WVU Jackson’s Mill

For the second consecutive year, a team from Ravenswood in Jackson County and a team from Clay County finished first and second in the West Virginia Grassland Evaluation Contest at WVU Jackson’s Mill. High school junior Katlyne Rollyson, also of Ravenswood, had the highest overall individual score.

For their success during the 2018 contest, members of Ravenswood Team 1, who finished first, and the Clay Future Farmers of America Gold team all received scholarships. The scholarships are worth $500 per team member for Ravenswood and $250 per team member for Clay FFA Gold.

Rollyson, a member of Ravenswood Team 2, also earned a $500 scholarship for her top individual performance.

This competitive contest is open to high school level FFA or 4-H members in West Virginia. Teams typically consist of four but sometimes fewer students. The contest is held each year during the West Virginia Beef Expo at Jackson’s Mill in Lewis County.  

The Ravenswood and Clay County teams are eligible to participate in the Mid-America grassland competition scheduled for Springfield, Mo., in June.       

The Grassland Evaluation Contest consists of four segments where the participants must evaluate the pasture condition as it is. These sections include grassland condition, soil interpretation, wildlife habitat, and plant identification. Each contestant is also given a scenario that provides a quantity and type of livestock a landowner has and must determine if the forage matches the livestock. If the two do not match the contestant is required to give recommendations to the landowner to make his operation productive.

 

The Grassland Evaluation Contest was developed by the West Virginia Grassland Steering Committee which is made up of farmers, educators, scientists, conservationists, and government agencies across the state. The committee is an advocate and proponent for improvement and continued wise use of grassland to improve water quality and maintain healthy and productive land and maximize profits. The goal is to improve the participants' knowledge of grassland management.

 

Ten teams participated in this year’s contest. The top five performers were: Ravenswood Team 1 (952 total points), Clay FFA Gold (943), Cabell Midland FFA Team 1 (931), Fayette County 4-H (827) and Ripley FFA (763).

 

Members of Ravenswood Team 1 are: Whitney Pifer, Brooke Whited, Kaitlin Murray and Ben Smith. The members of Clay FFA Gold are: Clarissa Keiffer, Samantha Hicks, Darren Ray and Isaac “Ozzy” Childers. The third place team, Cabell Midland FFA Team 1, includes members CJ Simpson, Cheyenne Jackson, Marlee Norris and Faith Irwin.  

 

The top individual performers were: Katlyne Rollyson (361 points), Whitney Pifer (341), Brooke Whited (333), Clarissa Keiffer (324) and CJ Simpson (318).

 

If you would like more information on how to participate in the competition, visit www.wvca.us/education/grassland_contest.cfm or contact your local conservation district.   

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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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PHOTO CONTEST ANNOUNCED - 5/1/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

PHOTO MUST BE TAKEN IN THE WESTERN CONSERVATION DISTRICT COUNTIES OF MASON, JACKSON OR PUTNAM.

 

Click on Link for Contest Information

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POSTER CONTEST - 5/1/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

The Western Conservation District is sponsoring a poster contest for students grades K-12.  In recognition of Soil and Water Stewardship's 2018 theme "Watersheds-Our Water, Our Home".  Please click on attached link for rules, entry form, and information from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD).

Click on link for poster contest materilas.

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Check Sheet for AgEP Completed Application - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Lease Agreement 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

A verbal agreement will not be eligible.  The attached form can be used if you do not have a current written lease agreement. 

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Cooperator Form - Conservation Agreement 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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IRS Form W-9 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

The name on the AgEP application must be the same as on the W-9.   

A 1099 will be issued to the applicant on the application which must be the same on the W-9.  Applicants receiving less than $600 will not be issued a 1099 in January.

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Cover Crop Application 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Frost Seeding Application 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Exclusion Fence Application 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Division Fence Applicatiion 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Pollinator Habitat Application 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Water Systems Application for 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Please note the deadline for completing this practice is January 1, 2019.

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Lime Application for 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Please note that the lime practice has a deadline of January 1, 2019 to be complete.  This is bulk agricultural lime only.  Liquid lime is not eligible.

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Sign Up Begins May 1st for AgEP Cost Share Program - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Tuesday, May 1st will begin the sign up to apply for practices under the Agriculture Enhancement Cost Share Program.  Applications will be taken the entire month of May 1st,  through May 31st.  The office will be closed May 8th for Election Day and May 28th for Memorial Day.  Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  Participants can sign up for the programs at the USDA Service Center in Mason County at the District Office and at the USDA Service Center in Jackson County with the NRCS office.  

All practice applications will be listed on this web site under District Forms.  However, this is not all the information needed to consider your application.  There is a check sheet we use to determine all information has been received to deem your application complete.  The check sheet is available on this web page.  Please pay close attention to the eligibility rules for the practice you are applying for as some things have changed.  You may apply for two practices, but there is a cumulative cap of $4,000 per program year.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-675-3054.

 

 




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