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WVU Extension Service announces campaign to enhance recreation, educational and camping opportunities at WVU Jackson’s Mill

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WVU Jackson’s Mill  has been an integral part of the history of West Virginia and has played host to hundreds of thousands of visitors throughout its nearly 100-year history. Looking toward the future of facility,  WVU Extension Service  is planning for the next century of camping and education to meet the evolving needs and interests of youths and other visitors in West Virginia and beyond.

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WVU Extension Service invites youths to celebrate 4-H during National 4-H Week

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West Virginia youths can join 75,000 of their peers in “discovering the treasures of 4-H” during National 4-H Week, held Oct. 7-13. Youths can go on a treasure hunt to explore the joys of 4-H, trying new experiences, serving their neighbors, gaining life skills and more along the way, by signing up for the West Virginia 4-H Youth Development program.

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WVU Extension Service welcomes Megan Midcap as Lewis County Extension agent

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Extension Service has appointed Megan Midcap as the newest Extension agent for 4-H Youth Development in Lewis County

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Join WVU and the WVU Extension Service for #WVUFairFun at the State Fair of West Virginia

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va.— The West Virginia University Extension Service will offer up a 10-day blend of tradition and future at the State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea from Thursday, Aug. 9 to Saturday, Aug. 18 through everything from time-honored livestock 4-H projects to the innovation of a championship robotics team.

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Jeffery Davis joins WVU Extension Service in Wyoming County

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Extension Service has named Jeffery “J.R.” Davis as the Extension agent for 4-H Youth Development in Wyoming County .

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Michael Withrow hired as WVU Berkeley County Extension Service’s 4-H agent

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For Michael Withrow, Berkeley County’s newest West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H agent, the notion of education and extension’s role in the community is a classic, timeless combination that he encountered often growing up around agriculture. Now, as he starts his new position, he’s excited to pay it back and create a positive environment for youths in the communities he serves.

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Amanda Johnson joins WVU Barbour County Extension Service as 4-H agent

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Amanda Johnson is Barbour County’s newest West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H agent, and while she’s new to the county, she’s certainly not new to WVU Extension nor the benefits that 4-H programs bring to West Virginia’s youths.

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AmeriCorps now recruiting 510 members for summer reading and nutrition program to help West Virginia youths

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Morgantown, W.Va.—West Virginians 18 years or older can now apply for paid positions as AmeriCorps members for the award-winning West Virginia University Extension Service Energy Express program.

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WVU Extension Service's 4-H program tapped to lead 2018 National Youth Science activities

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The roots of 4-H run deep in the field of agriculture. During the past 10 years those roots have grown to include a focus on science technology engineering and math (STEM) activities. In 2008, 4-H hosted the first National Youth Science Day (NYSD) — the world’s largest youth-led science challenge — to give students a peek at these dynamic and interesting fields of study.

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Loyd family endowment ensures strong 4-H legacy continues

Asking John and Betty Ray Loyd why they support WVU Extension Service 4-H programming is like asking why the sun shines — it is second nature.

The couple established the John and Betty Ray Loyd Family 4-H Endowment Fund will support scholarships for 4-H members, leaders and volunteers in Barbour, Braxton and Lewis counties. The funds will provide opportunities to broaden the 4-H experience by participating in local, county, state and national programs.

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Monroe County 4-H robotics team wins state championship, advances to world tournament

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Morgantown, W.Va. – They call themselves the Boa Constructors, and they’re a group of problem solvers, visionaries, researchers and fabricators — and that’s in addition to tackling the everyday ins and outs of homework and lunchroom social dynamics.

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West Virginia 4-H’ers invited to WVU 4-H Soccer and Football Days this fall

Morgantown, W.Va.— West Virginia youths and family members can witness the Mountaineers in action at this year’s West Virginia University 4-H Soccer Day and Football Day in Morgantown.

Hosted by the 4-H Youth Development unit of the WVU Extension Service and WVU Athletics , the events invite youths to connect with each other and get a taste of West Virginia 4-H and WVU programs in true Mountaineer tradition.

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