Related Links

WVU Agriculture & Natural Resources
WVU Master Gardener Program
West Virginia Conservation Agency
West Virginia Farm Bureau
West Virginia Department of Agriculture

Also, try eXtension for finding answers!

Logon and get objective, research-based, credible information and tools you can use from eXtension.

Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Braxton County Office
307 Main Street, Suite 301
Sutton, WV 26601

Phone 304-765-2809
FAX 304-765-2809
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 to 5:00
Driving Directions

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.

Beef Expo 2017

Beef EXPO Rules
Beef EXPO Newsletter 2017

Agriculture & Farming Articles:
Flooding and Forage

Tips to Reduce Winter Feeding Hay Costs for Beef Herds

Night Time Versus Day time Feeding Influences Time of Calving

Storing Colostrum for Optimum Passive Immunity

Proper Mineral Management- Key to Keeping Cattle Healthy

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.
sheep with ear tag

mid atlantic beef quality assurance logo WV Quality Assurance Feeder Cattle Sales

Youth Safe Farm logo 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.

fall hills Braxton Co

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. )