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You're invited to celebrate your gold and blue connections during the State Fair of West Virginia Aug. 11-20 in Fairlea, West Virginia, by visiting the WVU Extension and WVU exhibits, including youth livestock and 4-H projects, as well as hands-on educational activities, gardening showcases and more.

Read more about the WVU Extension and WVU exhibits at the State Fair.

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WVU Extension leader’s commitment to agriculture to be recognized with hall of fame induction

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“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Jennifer during the past two years,” WVU Dean of Extension and Engagement Jorge Atiles said. “She is such a passionate advocate for West Virginia, including our agricultural community. Her work with our female agribusiness owners and farmers is so important to the state’s economic prosperity, and she has done outstanding work around the state. I am so happy to see her commitment, as well as Tom’s accomplishments, recognized with induction into this esteemed hall of fame.”

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Goff joins WVU Extension Jackson County office as agriculture agent

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Ben Goff’s academic and professional career has taken him in many directions and to a few different places, but as they say, all roads lead home.


WVU brings engaging activities for State Fair visitors of all ages, showcases youth projects

A 4-H'er hugs her show goat during the 2021 State Fair.

To learn more about WVU Extension programs, visit extension.wvu.edu, or contact your local WVU Extension office. Keep up with the latest in WVU Extension news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @WVUExtension.    


OSHA scaffold training to be offered by WVU Extension

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, scaffolding accidents result in approximately 60 fatalities and 4,500 injuries each year. In an attempt to help lower these statistics, West Virginia University Extension Safety and Health Extension’s National Resource Center Occupational Safety and Health Training Institute Education Center will offer OSHA 3085: Principles of Scaffolding training August 17-19 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to provide construction workers with the awareness and education needed about scaffold safety. 


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  1. Backyard Birding Class

    A red, male cardinal perches proudly on a branch. The cardinal is the official state bird of West Virginia.

    Featuring Sheldon Owen, Ph.D. , Wildlife Extension Specialist for a “Backyard Birding Class” onsite at the WVU Extension Office of Marshall County. Learn about the native...

    Backyard Birding Class
    Date
    Location
    Marshall Extension Office
    Backyard Birding Class 06:30 pm - Marshall Extension Office
  2. AgBeats Webinar Series

    Strawberry bushes with ripening fruit.

    A free webinar and conference call series about integrated crop management for Extension county agents and advanced growers.

    AgBeats Webinar Series
    Date
    AgBeats Webinar Series 10:00 am
  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 01:00 pm
  4. West Virginia University at the State Fair of W.Va.

    Two people look at WVU's ECO CAR as they walk by the WVU Building at the State Fair of West Virginia.

    Join WVU at the 97th State Fair of WV as we showcase academic programs, resources and outreach initiatives from across West Virginia. Connect with friends who bleed Gold &...

    West Virginia University at the State Fair of W.Va.
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    Location
    State Fair of West Virginia
    West Virginia University at the State Fair of W.Va. 10:00 am - State Fair of West Virginia
  5. Safe & Sound Webinar

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    Join West Virginia University Safety and Health Extension on August 15 for a free webinar as we recognize Safe+Sound week and participants. Additionally, WVUSHE will be joined...

    Safe & Sound Webinar
    Date
    Safe & Sound Webinar 10:00 am
  6. Sustainable Tourism Webinar: Making Informed Decisions – Understanding Secondary Data

    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 understand how to use secondary data to measure the impacts of tourism and how to use...

    Sustainable Tourism Webinar: Making Informed Decisions – Understanding Secondary Data
    Date
    Sustainable Tourism Webinar: Making Informed Decisions – Understanding Secondary Data 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 06:00 pm
  8. Sustainable Tourism Webinar: Making Informed Decisions – Collecting & Interpreting Primary Data: Understanding Visitor Preferences and Resident Attitudes Toward Tourism

    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 cover data collection techniques and the importance of understanding visitor preferences...

    Sustainable Tourism Webinar: Making Informed Decisions – Collecting & Interpreting Primary Data: Understanding Visitor Preferences and Resident Attitudes Toward Tourism
    Date
    Sustainable Tourism Webinar: Making Informed Decisions – Collecting & Interpreting Primary Data: Understanding Visitor Preferences and Resident Attitudes Toward Tourism 11:00 am
  9. 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
  10. 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 Extension Office
    Pumpkin Carving 06:00 pm - Marshall Extension Office