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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Good Practices Make Good Farmers

Good handling practices training session to be offered at Small Farm Conference Feb. 25 Producers and growers hoping to get their Good Handling Practices/Good Agricultural Practices (GHP/GAP) certification can take More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Strawberry Growers Needed For Festival Market

Fresh, local strawberries are needed for this year’s West Virginia Strawberry Festival to stock a “Strawberry Market” planned for the May 9-17, 2015, event. The Strawberry Festival board, the City More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Tucker County positioned to play a role in $6 billion opportunity for West Virginia

West Virginia’s agriculture commission hinted that Tucker County could be on track to host a canning facility by 2015. This facility would be at the former home of the Davis Center at the entrance to Blackwater More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Farmers Need To Register Aboveground Storage Tanks By Oct. 1

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture would like to remind all state farmers about the registration requirements for aboveground storage tanks and the impending Oct. 1, 2014 deadline established by legislation More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Elevation Not Stopping Tucker County Farm To School Effort

Local Food Fueling Culinary and Science Programs Perched 3,500 feet above sea level, Tucker County High School (TCHS) is accustomed to raw weather and high winds. Just up the road from the school, enormous windmills More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Training on product labeling prepares local farmers for success

Over 30 local farmers from seven counties gathered Saturday at the Belington fire hall to learn about how to effectively label their food and farm products to meet regulatory requirements and improve marketing. More...

By Clint Nichols On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Frigid Temperatures

There aren’t many times when you see the thermometer drop below zero around here, but a couple of weeks ago it was 10 below when I woke up. The weather man said the wind chill was 25 below. Frigid, frozen, blustery More...

By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Walt Helmick visits TCHS

Walt Helmick and the Tucker County High School students On October 17 Tucker County High School hosted Commissioner Walt Helmick of West Virginia Department of Agriculture, who was invited by Delegate Randy Smith. More...