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Welcoming Youth to grow with 4-H

Opportunity4All is the theme of National 4-H Week, which runs October 2-8.

4-H allows youth to learn about a variety topics and develop important life skills.

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WVU Safety and Health Extension offers life-changing educational opportunities

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Many people work in environments where appropriate occupational safety practices are essential. West Virginia University Extension’s Safety and Health Extension helps these workers get the training and education they need to be successful in their careers.

For John Reid, a safety specialist at the Sussex I and II State Prison Complex in Virginia, furthering his education wasn’t always easy. Due to lack of accommodations, it took him decades to finally be able to complete higher education courses thanks to the modifications and assistance provided by WVU Extension safety and health specialists.


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West Virginia 4-H creates opportunity for all

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4-H is an oasis for thousands of youths across West Virginia. This youth development program gives young people an opportunity to build relationships, skills and experiences that last a lifetime. To recognize the importance of 4-H, West Virginia University Extension joins in a celebration of National 4-H Week October 2-8.


WVU Extension awarded $80K in grants to enhance prosperity and education

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Students from Jackson Middle School participate in a "dress for success" activity as part of WVU Extension's "Seeing Yourself in the Future" career readiness pilot program in Wood County. (Photo by WVU Extension)


Free program helping kids “shop” for fruits and vegetables generates excitement, seeks more funding

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Nottingham’s Store in Duck, West Virginia, is one of those old-timey general stores that sells a little bit of everything — cold pop, canned goods, fishing tackle, even pipe fittings. But this century-old store recently added something brand new to its inventory — locally grown fruits and vegetables, courtesy of the Kids Market @ The Store.


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  1. 4-H Volunteer & All Star Weekend

    An aerial view of WVU Jackson's Mill outside of Weston, WV.

    Event Details: Sep 30th 4:00pm - Oct 2nd 11:00am This weekend will provide leadership training for 4-H volunteers and recognition for WV 4-H All-Stars. We will focus on...

    4-H Volunteer & All Star Weekend
    Date
    Location
    WVU Jackson's Mill
    4-H Volunteer & All Star Weekend 04:00 pm - WVU Jackson's Mill
  2. 4-H Volunteer Regional Training (Barbour, Tucker, Upshur, Randolph)

    A child holds blocks that spell LEARN

    4-H volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend this training to gain new skills and learn how to restart/start 4-H clubs. This session will provide grab ‘n’ go training...

    4-H Volunteer Regional Training (Barbour, Tucker, Upshur, Randolph)
    Date
    Location
    Barbour County Fairgrounds
    4-H Volunteer Regional Training (Barbour, Tucker, Upshur, Randolph) 05:30 pm - Barbour County Fairgrounds
  3. Dining with Diabetes

    A woman teaches a food class with a placard visible that reads: "Plan." Planning items including pens and documents along with hand santizer are vibile. Kitchen appliances are on a counterop in the background.

    A program for people with diabetes, their family members and caregivers. Participate from homeComputer or mobile device with internet access needed to participateRegistration...

    Dining with Diabetes
    Date
    Dining with Diabetes 10:00 am
  4. 4-H Volunteer Regional Training (Mason, Putnam, Kanawha, Cabell, Wayne)

    A child holds blocks that spell LEARN

    4-H volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend this training to gain new skills and learn how to restart/start 4-H clubs. This session will provide grab ‘n’ go training...

    4-H Volunteer Regional Training (Mason, Putnam, Kanawha, Cabell, Wayne)
    Date
    Location
    Mason County 4-H Campground
    4-H Volunteer Regional Training (Mason, Putnam, Kanawha, Cabell, Wayne) 10:00 am - Mason County 4-H Campground
  5. Pumpkin Carving

    Three carved pumpkins sit lit on the lawn with fairy lights and other pumpkins surrounding them.

    “Pumpkin Carving” - Carve a pumpkin that was grown at the Marshall County Extension Office. Each participant will leave with their very own pumpkin to display for the holiday....

    Pumpkin Carving
    Date
    Location
    Marshall County Extension Office
    Pumpkin Carving 06:00 pm - Marshall County Extension Office
  6. Sustainable Tourism Webinar: Product Development: Intro to Participatory Planning & Action

    A woman presents marketing numbers to a management team sitting around a table, with information including charts visible.

    This session of WVU Extension's Sustainable Tourism webinar series, participants will be introduced to techniques for participatory tourism planning to develop a sustainable...

    Sustainable Tourism Webinar: Product Development: Intro to Participatory Planning & Action
    Date
    Sustainable Tourism Webinar: Product Development: Intro to Participatory Planning & Action 11:00 am
  7. Dining with Diabetes

    A woman teaches a food class with a placard visible that reads: "Plan." Planning items including pens and documents along with hand santizer are vibile. Kitchen appliances are on a counterop in the background.

    A program for people with diabetes, their family members and caregivers. Participate from homeComputer or mobile device with internet access needed to participateRegistration...

    Dining with Diabetes
    Date
    Dining with Diabetes 01:00 pm
  8. Teen Leader Weekend Volunteer Staff Needed

    Jackson's Mill building

    Nov 4th 4:00pm - Nov 6th 5:00pm Teen Leader Weekend is back and re-vamped for 2022! Campers will participate in hands-on activities that promote leadership skills,...

    Teen Leader Weekend Volunteer Staff Needed
    Date
    Location
    WVU Jackson's Mill
    Teen Leader Weekend Volunteer Staff Needed 04:00 pm - WVU Jackson's Mill
  9. Introduction to Maple Sugaring

    A group of women learn about maple sugar and syrup making.

    Featuring Britney Hervey Farris, operator at Family Roots Farm– Learn about the process of maple sugaring and how to get started in your very own backyard. (30 person class,...

    Introduction to Maple Sugaring
    Date
    Location
    Marshall County Extension Office
    Introduction to Maple Sugaring 06:30 pm - Marshall County Extension Office
  10. Women In Agriculture Conference

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    The annual West Virginia Women in Agriculture Conference provides research-based and practical educational opportunities for agribusiness women while fostering networking and...

    Women In Agriculture Conference
    Date
    Location
    The Resort at Glade Springs
    Women In Agriculture Conference The Resort at Glade Springs