4-H/FFA Hog Exhibiters
The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus better known as PEDv that has been spreading among the pork industry within the United States. PEDv is caused by the Coronavirus that is related to transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) virus. It only infects pigs (Not humans or other livestock). The virus is new to the US and was confirmed in May of 2013. PEDv causes severe diarrhea in pigs of all ages, vomiting and high mortality rate (almost 100% in pre-weaned pigs). The virus is transmitted via oral contact with contaminated feces and the most common sources of infected feces are pigs, trucks, boots, clothing or other fomites. PEDv does not affect pork safety. Pork remains completely safe to eat. At this time West Virginia has not had any confirmed cases of PEDv, however at least 26 other states in the US have confirmed cases including most of the bordering states of West Virginia. Over a million pigs have died within the US since this virus was first confirmed in May of 2013.
Below is an official statement from the West Virginia State Veterinarian, Dr. Jewell Plumley in regards to bringing swine into the State of West Virginia:
Effective immediately, all swine entering WV need to have the following statement on the ICVI or Health Certificate:
“To the best of my knowledge, swine represented on this certificate have not originated from a premises known to be affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and have not been exposed to PEDv within the last 30 days”.
The statement is to be on the Health Certificate and signed by the owner as well as the veterinarian. Swine imports should be isolated for 30 days.
If a pig came from out of state into West Virginia it must be accompanied by a CVI which has the above statement. You should have the CVI in your possession at tagging and the start of the fair.
For more information visit the Pork Board or WV Dept. of Agriculture Animal Health
The Jackson County Extension Service will accept applications for the position of Secretary until Friday April 18, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Job description and salary information are available at the Jackson County Extension Service office (located on the Jackson County Junior Fairgrounds) Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jackson County All Age 4-H Camp Application for Adult Counselor
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4-H Camp Scholarship Deadline April 18, 2014 to apply for a scholarship to the Jackson County All Age 4-H Camp.
Sagamore Application April 18, 2014 deadline.
4-H Leaders Banquet April 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Cedar Lakes Conference Center Dining Hall.
The Jackson County WVU Extension Service Master Gardeners and Main Street Ripley, will be having a GARDEN FAIRE on Saturday May 3, 2014. Located on the Ripley Courthouse lawn, rain or shine, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, we will have something for everyone! Information, vendors, entertainment, door prizes, speakers and refreshments will be available. The event is open to the public. If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact the extension office.
Horse Workshop – Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:00 am on the Fairgrounds.
State Conservation Camp June 9-14, 2014
The purpose of the camp is to acquaint West Virginia youth with the social and economic values of our natural resources and environment; to create in them a desire to save and defend from waste these resources; and, to develop future conservation leaders.
Any youth who is at least 14 years of age on or before January 1, 2014, and not over 19 years of age by June 9, 2014. Youth do not have to be 4-H members to attend Conservation Camp, and may attend Conservation Camp more than one year.2014 State Fair Jr Horse Pony Show Final Registration Packet 31114 Junior 4-H/FFA Horse and Pony Show which will happen during the 90th West Virginia State Fair. The following packet of information is for your use in registering for the 2014 show.
4-H Youth Enrollment forms:
2013 4-H Youth Enrollment Form
Cloverbud Enrollment Card please note the cloverbuds will have to fill out the 4-H Youth Enrollment with the media and code of conduct attached.
2014 Garden Calendar Each month of the calendar provides the perennially popular suggested dates for planting and carrying out other gardening activities.