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Selecting the perfect TREE

‘Tis the season for many families across West Virginia to begin decking their halls for the holidays with garland, lights and most commonly, the Christmas tree. WVU Extension offers a few tips and simple precautions that will allow you and your family to safely enjoy your tree all season long.

Learn more about proper Christmas tree selection and safety.

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WVU Extension to host December FAFSA information sessions

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West Virginia University Extension will host informational financial aid sessions geared toward prospective college students and their parents or guardians. The sessions will take a comprehensive look at how the financial aid process works.

The next installment of this training will be on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The class is free to participants; however, limited spaces are available. Anyone interested must register ahead of time.


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Retired WVU Extension professionals inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame

Retired 4-H professional Jeff Orndorff receives his National 4-H Hall of Fame award from National 4-H leaders.

Two retired West Virginia University Extension professionals, Jeffrey Orndorff and Glenn Snyder Jr., were formally inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in October during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The honor recognizes their lifetime achievements and contributions to the 4-H program.


WVU Extension 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 will join 4-H’ers across the nation in celebrating National 4-H Week (Oct. 3-9). 


WVU Extension 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, 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.


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