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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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WVU Extension brings computer science education to rural communities through partnership with Google and National 4-H

STEM camper looking at a tablet that helps control a game

Students in rural communities across the United States, including students in West Virginia, will be honing computer science skills and further developing science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) education with the help of Google and the National 4-H Council.

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Steven Bonanno retires after more than 37 years of service to the state

Steve Bonnano stands at podium at WVU Jackson's Mill.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Service to the state and commitment to West Virginia University’s land-grant mission define the career of WVU Extension Service Dean and Director Steven Bonanno. Bonanno retired May 15 after more than 37 years of service.

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WVU Extension Service announces agriculture and natural resources faculty and staff changes

Headshot of Sarah Owen on blue background

The West Virginia University Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources program unit is growing in strength and numbers.

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West Virginia Girls Who Code 4-H Club earns spot in Facebook hackathon

Plane Janes Girls Who Code 4-H club members practice computer coding as part of Facebook's Engineer for a Week.

Today’s youths are in tune with and committed to a variety of social issues facing our nation and world. A group of West Virginia 4-H’ers is using their savvy computer and coding know-how to virtually address one of those critical issues – stereotypes. Their work has earned them one of 40 spots nationwide in a Facebook hackathon.

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West Virginia 4-H and the EQT Foundation enable WVU student to find academic success

Ethan Meighen works as a STEM ambassador during camp.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Throughout the past few years, 4-H programming has adapted to include robotics and other STEM activities in order to meet the growing demand for jobs related to these fields. While traditional activities are still offered, the West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H curriculum continues to give youths an opportunity to learn about emerging topics.

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WVU Extension Service partners with the Polaris Foundation to improve ATV safety

Four youths on ATVs participating in rider safety training.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – It’s a common sight in much of West Virginia — ATVs and UTVs rushing up secondary roads, riding along forest trails and running across the hills. Given their popularity, the West Virginia University Extension Service is teaming up with the Polaris Foundation to improve safe riding practices and help reduce injuries and accidents.

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Couple leaves behind a legacy of scholarship for future WVU students, 4-H’ers

Two friends at 4-H camp smiling and laughing

Burkey and Marylou Lilly were proud graduates of West Virginia University. As the parents of three children, grandparents of five grandchildren and great grandparents to three great grandchildren, they valued education and service.

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WVU Extension Service connects volunteer efforts and communities through Energy Express

Energy Express mentor reads to young boy.

While some college students look forward to time off during summer break, West Virginia University student Moriah Davis looks forward to heading back into the classroom where she helps young West Virginians enhance their reading skills through the WVU Extension Service Energy Express program.

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