, W.Va.—Higher education can open the door to a world of possibilities for West
Virginia’s young people. Hundreds of 4-H’ers will have an opportunity to learn
how they can find their path to those possibilities and to
during the 2019 WVU Day at the Legislature. The event, hosted by WVU and
WVU Extension Service
, will take place at the Capitol in Charleston on Jan. 24, 2019, from 9 a.m. to
Reading and comprehension skills are critical to success in today’s fast-paced world. Energy Express, a summer reading and nutrition program offered by WVU Extension Service and AmeriCorps, helps to ensure West Virginia’s youths keep up with those much-needed skills, particularly during the summer months.
WVU Extension Service announces campaign to enhance recreation, educational and camping opportunities at WVU Jackson’s Mill
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AmeriCorps now recruiting 510 members for summer reading and nutrition program to help West Virginia youths
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.
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.
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.