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West Virginia trailblazer marks another milestone with celebration of 100th birthday

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As the nation’s first female state 4-H leader, a position she held at WVU Extension Service until her retirement in 1978, it was Fizer who broke glass ceilings and paved the way for future generations of women to take on leadership roles around the country.

On Saturday (March 6), the Morgantown resident and native of Culloden, West Virginia, will mark yet another milestone by celebrating her 100th birthday. In honor of this special occasion and to recognize her outstanding contributions to West Virginia, she has been named a Distinguished Mountaineer by Governor Jim Justice. 

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2021 West Virginia Small Farm Conference goes virtual to help local farmers continue to grow food and communities

Conference goers at 2020 Small Farm Conference participate in a seed swap.

Even through a global pandemic, our local farms and food systems have proven to be vital across West Virginia. However, there were still plenty of struggles among our small farm community over the last year.

Lifelong educator brings passion, purpose to WVU Energy Express summer reading program

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Mark Swiger, a passionate advocate for education, has joined WVU Extension Service as director of Energy Express.

Students can find purpose as volunteers through summer reading program

AmeriCorps members reading to youths at Energy Express pop-up event

Each summer, hundreds of volunteers provide life-changing experiences for West Virginia youths. Through the West Virginia University Extension Service Energy Express summer reading program, AmeriCorps members, Energy Express mentors and others help to enhance reading and comprehension skills for students throughout the state.

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