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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

Nov 29, 2020

While our area's plants are going into dormancy, and animals are seeking warmer places to spend the winter, our soils are still quite busy places.  Microbes may slow down in lower temperatures but healthy soil is never completely still.  Today we talk about how the littlest things are the ones we should be most thankful...

Nov 22, 2020

Pesticides are an important tool in the home and on the farm.  It is important to know the signal words like caution, warning, and danger.  Let us help you translate the label so you can protect yourself and your loved ones, and follow the law while you're at it. 

Nov 15, 2020

When starting a new business there are an overwhelming number of questions to answer.  When starting a new farm enterprise there are even more.  "Think about the different available markets and consider what your end product will be." While our conversation focuses on livestock systems, these important questions should...

Nov 8, 2020

It is hunting season, and a "great time to get out there and enjoy the outdoors," according to Dr. Sheldon Owen, WVU Extension's Wildlife Specialist.  He joins us to help review safety tips like letting someone know where you plan to be and when you plan to return.  We'll also discuss how to improve habitat for...

Nov 1, 2020

Fall may feel like a time of ending but it is really a time of renewal.  Plants are preparing for winter, help them out by mulching.  As for your vegetable gardens be sure to remove diseased materials.  Tune in to learn what you should be leaving behind.