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WVU Extension Services to host Educational Dinner Meeting

WVU Extension will host an educational dinner meeting at the Jane Lew Park Community Building on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.  Dinner will be at 6:30 pm, with the program to begin at 7:15 p.m.  The Jane Lew Park Community Building is at 126 Park Ave, Jane Lew. From I-79, go toward Jane Lew; at the stop sign, go right on Rt. 19 North; after crossing the bridge, go right on Park Ave, then take the first street to the right to the park.

There will be a $5/person charge for dinner.  Please make your reservation for dinner by calling WVU-Braxton County Extension, at 304-765-2809, by January 4.  If you would like to attend, but can’t make the dinner, you are still welcome to attend the program, which will start at 7:15 p.m.  There is no cost and no pre-registration needed if you come only to the program.

The program will be on farm profitability, with Brian Wickline as the presenter. Brian has visited with many farmers around the state and entered their economic data into a spreadsheet program that helps cow/calf producers determine profitability based on several factors – not just income and expenses. From working with these farmers, Brian has seen some of the pitfalls to farm profitability. Brian will discuss financial management tips and key factors used when determining farm profitability.  

Brian was born and raised on a beef cattle and Christmas tree farm in Monroe County.  In 2001 Wickline was hired by the WV Conservation Agency as a Grassland Technician, and in 2003 became the WVU Extension Agent in Monroe County where he is currently serving.  The agent’s areas of concentration are livestock and forage production, livestock marketing, nutrient management, niche marketing, financial analysis for farmers.  He and his wife Leslie have two children and live on a 70-cow grass based organic dairy and run 150 head of beef cattle near Union, WV. 

Anyone with questions, would like more information or would like to register for the educational dinner meeting, should call West Virginia University – Braxton County Extension at 304-765-2809.