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Aetna Better Health of West Virginia aims to change lives of youths in foster care through 4-H

4-H'ers participate in crafts

A strategic collaboration with state leaders can change the lives of foster care youths in West Virginia through 4-H youth development programs. Aetna Better Health of West Virginia partnered with West Virginia University Extension Service to provide funding for foster care youths interested in 4-H.

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Sue and Randall Jones Memorial Endowment to provide Calhoun County 4-H’ers with unique experiences

Photo of Sue Jones on the left, seated, and Randall Jones seated on the right - both in WVU gear/colors

The legacy of two 4-H All Stars and West Virginia 4-H Hall of Famers from Calhoun County will live on through the Sue and Randall Jones Memorial Endowment Fund established through West Virginia University Extension Service . With the new endowment, county 4-H’ers will have the opportunity to participate in out-of-county experiences—something that the youths otherwise may not have the chance to do. 

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National 4-H Week will be celebrated virtually this year

National 4-H Week Opportunity 4 All

For a group that is known for their hands-on type of service and work, West Virginia 4-H’ers demonstrated an impressive example in its seamless shift to online programming this past year. National 4-H Week will follow suit with its virtual celebration.  

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Estep joins WVU Extension Service as 4-H agent in Mingo County

Headshot of Tammy Estep on blue background

No stranger to West Virginia University Extension Service programming, Tammy Estep has been named the 4-H youth development agent in Mingo County, effective May 18.

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WVU Extension Service welcomes Gardner as 4-H agent in Roane County

Headshot of Emma Gardner

When Emma Gardner accepted a position with West Virginia University Extension Service, she didn’t expect her first few months “on the job” to actually take place at home. But, Roane County’s new 4-H youth development agent, effective March 30, isn’t one to let an unexpected challenge get in her way. 

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Ohio County 4-H'ers to appear on Barnwood Builders

Mark Bowe, two-time WVU graduate, talks with Ohio County 4-H'ers during a taping of the DIY show Barnwood Builders.

This Sunday, fans of Barnwood Builders will have a chance to see West Virginia 4-H’ers coming together in a unique project with the crew of the popular DIY show. 

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Grant provides opportunity for 4-H pollinator project to create more buzz

Bumblebee sitting on a pink flower

Tiny insects make worldly impacts.

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West Virginia 4-H’ers enhance teamwork, problem-solving skills with the help of cast and crew of Barnwood Builders

Mark Bowe, two-time WVU graduate, talks with Ohio County 4-H'ers during a taping of the DIY show Barnwood Builders.

Learn by doing. That phrase is deeply engrained in 4-H’ers all over the country. A group of 4-H’ers from Ohio County, West Virginia, recently had a chance to put that motto to the test.

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WVU Extension Service inspires kids to do as part of National 4-H Week

Three girls at 4-H Council Circle holding a flag with the WVU Flying WV and 4-H clover on it.

In West Virginia, more than 70,000 students participate in hands-on learning experiences provided through 4-H. From camps and STEM activities to livestock and clubs, WVU Extension Service brings unique experiences and opportunities to pique curiosity and encourage innovation through youth programming throughout West Virginia.

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West Virginia 4-H’ers in Ohio County honor troops through service project

Andrea Gump holds Ohio County's WVU 4-H flag in U.S. Army aircraft in Kuwait.

Service is an integral part of the West Virginia 4-H program. Even during the busy days of 4-H camps around the state, time is set aside to give back to communities near and far.

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WVU to lead 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge

WVU Extension agent shows two female students how to use computer science coding.

The world around us is changing at a rapid pace. With new technologies and innovative programs, the way companies do business and the skillsets they demand is also changing. 

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Join WVU and WVU Extension Service for fun and education at the State Fair of West Virginia

Young boy feeds vacuum cow diorama with help of WVU rep in the WVU Building at the State Fair

From the time-honored 4-H livestock projects to cutting-edge STEM activities, West Virginia University Extension Service will offer a blend of tradition and innovation at the State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea from Aug. 8 to Aug. 17.

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