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safety and training reduce ATV accidents

All-terrain vehicles are a common sight in West Virginia. Many of the state’s residents use the vehicles to head into the woods for leaf peeping, hunting and other activities. WVU Extension Service experts remind people to always keep safety and proper training in mind when using ATVs.

Read more about the importance of safety and training in reducing ATV accidents and deaths.

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WVU Extension Service to celebrate National 4-H Week

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For thousands of young people throughout West Virginia, 4-H provides a creative outlet to learn new skills, make lifelong connections and encourage service to their communities. To celebrate this important youth development program, West Virginia University Extension Service will join 4-H’ers across the nation in celebrating National 4-H Week (Oct. 3-9). 


WVU Extension Service to offer free, virtual educational opportunities in October

Helpful Hands of Community Educational Outreach Service. Tuesdays through Thursdays, October 5-21. WVU Extension Service CEOS. Free Virtual Conference featuring: Craft classes, food demonstrations, home health and wellness topics, and much more.

The West Virginia University Extension Service, in partnership with the West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (WVCEOS), is offering a series of virtual classes in October as a part of the “Helpful Hands” Leadership and Enrichment Conference. The courses, which will be offered virtually, are free and open to the public.


WVU receives grant to support youth entrepreneurship in low-income and rural communities

Students learn about entrepreneurship through the Impact Challenge program.

West Virginia’s young people bring innovative ideas, powerful insights and a true entrepreneurial spirit to the state. As West Virginia communities work to grow the economy and build community, youth voices will drive that success, particularly in rural and low-income communities.


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