Agriculture & Natural Resources News
Join us for the West Virginia Agritourism Initiative 2019 online course!
West Virginia University scholars will join other mining and reclamation experts to provide the latest updates on regulations and practices during a symposium hosted by WVU and the West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force.
The timber industry is not new to the Mountain State. But, as with any industry, policy and procedure changes can make it difficult for landowners and professionals alike to keep up with the current programs.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In a sense, for many West Virginia University Extension Service agents, a normal work day is anything but. As an agent in one of West Virginia’s 55 counties, typical office hours could bring questions about invasive plant species or pests, canning questions, 4-H meetings and more — especially in counties where there are two, or sometimes only one, agent. The work doesn’t pause after work hours and on weekends.
West Virginia University Extension Service has long been known for bringing educational research and know-how to homes and communities throughout West Virginia. Now, WVU Extension Service’s Ohio County agriculture and natural resources agent Karen Cox is teaming with the Belmont County Extension Educator from The Ohio State University, Dan Lima, to expand that information to West Virginians, Ohioans and the world via the “Extension Calling” podcast.
Morgantown, W.Va. – Food has a way of bridging divides and bringing people together. And, today, there’s a growing desire among communities, restaurants and schools to use high quality, locally sourced ingredients.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Just across the Monongahela River from Morgantown sits a small greenhouse with a picturesque view of Woodburn Hall. During the winter months, you might notice its soft pinkish purple glow, but if you weren’t looking for it, you’d probably never notice the unassuming structure.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Entrepreneurship takes a lot of work to get right, and there are countless variables that ultimately affect how successful a business becomes. Coming up with a vision, developing products, figuring out distribution and crafting a sustainable business model is tricky for anyone, much less a 10 year old who has normal kid stuff to do.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 48 million people become ill from contaminated food every year in the United States; nearly half of those illnesses are the result of contaminated produce. With proper training and food safety planning, many of these outbreaks can be prevented.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sometimes simple, humble roots are the strongest and most compelling arguments for major life decisions. The case could be made for that theory for Ben Goff, who’s coming back to his home state as a West Virginia University Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Mason and Putnam counties.