Extension Service to sponsor Ag Dinner Meetings

Submitted photo Clint Iams will speak about fencing during an annual Ag Dinner Meeting in Barbour County.

BELINGTON — The WVU Barbour County Extension Service, in conjunction with the Tygart Valley Conservation District, will sponsor the annual Ag Dinner Meetings this winter.

The first meeting will be 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Belington Fire Hall, where Clint Iams will present the topic of fencing.

Dinner will be available for a small fee to be paid at the door. Reservations are required by Jan. 5, by calling 304-457-3254 or 304-457-3026.

Iams is the seventh generation to grow up on the Iams Farm in Amity, Pennsylvania. In 2001, he purchased 50 acres that adjoin his family farm, increasing it to 450 acres. After graduating from Washington and Jefferson College in 2002 with a degree in accounting and entrepreneurial studies, he began work as an auditor with the global firm KPMG in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2006, he joined his parents at Log Cabin Fence where he still works. Their business installs farm and ranch fence and fabric hoop structures.

Iams has attended the American Fence Association Field Training School and the North American Fence Contractor Association Fence Training School. He is the executive director of NAFCA and is proud to be actively involved with the group’s annual event of improving the various fences at Arlington National Cemetery.

He and his wife Nicole have four children, and they enjoy traveling, camping, good food and laughter.

Two more dinner meetings will be held in the area in February and March. The topic of the Feb. 8 meeting will be Beef Cattle Health by Dr. Mark Alley and will be held at Camp Pioneer in Randolph County.

The March 8 meeting will be held at the Parsons Senior Center and the topic will be Grazing Management presented by Matt Poore. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m.