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National Fried Chicken Day!

In honor of National Fried Chicken Day, we thought it would be fun to share some chicken facts, information and cooking tips! More Chickens Than People Did you know that chicken is the most common...
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Agriculture Operations

Expertise, extraordinary work of WVU Extension Service felt in every corner of the Mountain State

The work of WVU Extension Service is woven throughout the fabric of all 55 West Virginia counties. For more than 115 years, our faculty and staff have been carrying out WVU’s land-grant mission of...
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Veterans in Agriculture

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture has some exciting news to share! Earlier this month, the program officially became West Virginia Veterans and...
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Milk, Nature's Perfect Drink

Milk is often referred to as nature’s perfect drink. Boasting nine essential nutrients milk has a complete panel of nutrition for any age person. To make it even better the ingredient list on a gallon...
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

How Youth Programs Build our Future Agricultural Leaders

When you think of youth programs in agriculture, the names that usually come to mind are FFA and 4-H. These two nationally recognized organizations remain top of the list when it comes to building...
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Life of a Dairy Calf

What is the life of a dairy calf? Raising calves is filled with care and attention to ensure their health and success! Follow the typical life of a dairy calf to learn more about the decisions farmers...
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4 Reasons to Raise Kids on the Farm

“C’mon!” my husband shouted from the UTV. “The cows are in the hayfield!” I was in the barn filling buckets of feed. Our 11-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter were out bringing their show heifers...
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Purebred vs. Commercial Cattle

Learn about different types of cows and bred cows in our Purebred vs. Commercial Cattle Blog! For beef cattle, there are many different production options available. This offers a great amount of...
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Dairy Cow vs. Beef Cow

What is the difference between dairy cow vs. beef cow? We had steaks last night for dinner (happens a lot in our house, when you raise beef cattle, beef in some form tends to be on the menu a lot!)...
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Agriculture Operations

Conservation Assistance at Your Fingertips

Soil & Water Conservation Districts are the local “boots on the ground” available to educate, and provide expertise on conservation practices that can help conserve the natural resources on your farm and property.
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