Argiculture dinner planned at fire department

The Tygarts Valley Conservation District and West Virginia University Extension are pleased to present an Agricultural Dinner featuring Todd Clark, speaking on “The Economic and Other Benefits of Stackable Enterprises on Farms” on March 13 at the Belington Fire Department.

Clark is a first generation farmer from Lexington, Ky., raising a variety of products destined for both commodity and local food markets on 800 acres. Main stays of the operation include burley tobacco, hay and hydroponic tobacco transplant production. Pastured broiler, layer, turkey, grass-finished beef, and lamb are all produced under the Global Animal Partnership requirements. Three on-farm vacation rentals are also managed as part of the farm’s many enterprises. Clark serves on many boards such as the Fayette County Farm Bureau, the Council for Burley Tobacco, the Local Food Association and the Fayette Alliance.

Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. with the program starting at 7:15 p.m.

Reservations for dinner are required by Monday, March 10 to obtain a meal count. There is a charge for dinner, but the meeting itself will continue to be free of charge. Call the Tygarts Valley Conservation District office to make reservations at 304-457-3026.