Agriculture & Gardening
Cooperative Extension has historic roots in agriculture and the environment from helping commercial farmers and growers (through Agricultural Extension Agents) to home lawn and garden enthusiasts (through the Master Gardener program), Extension has knowledge and expertise to share. The WVU Braxton County Extension Service participates in many programs including: Mid-Atlantic Quality Beef Assurance, Central West Virginia Wool Pool, Youth Safe Farm and West Virginia Grown. Contact the WVU Braxton County Extension Service with any questions at 304-765-2809.
Agriculture & Farming Articles:
Scrapie Ear Tag Program
For information, or to obtain tags for the Scrapie Ear Tag Program for sheep and goats, please contact the USDA at 1-866-873-2824.
WV Quality Assurance Feeder Cattle Sales
Youth Safe Farm: This mini-grant program allows farmers to fix danger by helping youth and families avoid farm related accidents by learning to avoid, correct, or eliminate hazards that lead to injury or death.
Agriculture Stats for Braxton County
There are 381 farms in Braxton County.
The average size of farm Braxton County is 208 acres.
There are 163 full-time farmers in Braxton County.
The top agriculture products from Braxton County are:
Cattle and calves
Other crops and hay
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys
Sheep, goats and their products
Poultry and eggs
Total Farm Earnings: $1.26 Million
% of Farms Under 50 Acres: 19.4%
% of Farms Over 500 Acres: 9.2%
Total Farm Acres: 79,437
Avg Farm Acres: 208
Market Value of agricultural products sold $3.06 Million
Average Market value of agricultural products sold $8,040 per farm
Crops, including greenhouse & nursery crops $310,000
Livestock, poultry and their products $2.75 Million
(All figured are based off 2007 Census of Agriculture. The Census for Agriculture occurs every five years. The next census will occur in 2012. )