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West Virginia Small Farm Conference to help local farmers grow food and communities

WVU Extension Agent leading session at Small Farm Conference

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.

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WVU Extension Service plants the seed for budding entrepreneur’s innovative microgreen business

Jordon Masters working with romaine lettuce in his greenhouse

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.

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WVU Extension Service empowers young entrepreneur to add bite to his business plan’s bark

Zeb Helmick cracks eggs into a bowl to begin making dog treats

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.

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WVU Extension Service and partners host series of safety trainings for fruit, vegetable growers

Photo of squash in a garden

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.

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Evan Wilson joins WVU Extension Service as agent in Wayne and Cabell counties

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – If you have a passion for agriculture and a desire to work with the community, serving as a West Virginia University Extension Service agent should be a perfect fit.

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Ben Goff starts as WVU Extension Service agent in Mason and Putnam counties

Photo of Ben Goff

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.

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

Children interact with exhibitors at WVU Building at State Fair


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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West Virginia women farmers to receive education and encouragement at WVU Extension Service conference

Photo of keynote speaker at 2017 Women in Ag Conference

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Women farmers are one of the fastest growing segments in agriculture. Every day, more than 9,000 women are developing and maintaining their own farms and agribusinesses across West Virginia. 

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Samantha Cogle named WVU Extension Service agent in Harrison and Marion counties

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Extension Service welcomes Samantha Cogle as the Extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Harrison and Marion counties.

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WVU Barbour County 4-H wins national land judging title, continues program’s success

Barbour County 4-H land judging team with assistant coach Jody Carpenter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – To the casual observer, it may be kids in a field digging, smashing mud between their fingers and taking quick notes about a dirt sample, but land judging and home site evaluation means more to everyone involved. It develops science and reasoning skills. It’s an opportunity to pursue higher education and a career. But it’s also a legacy that continues to deepen for youths, coaches and faculty who invest in it through the West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H programs.

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WVU Extension Service specialist fuels monarch conservation efforts

Sheldon Owen speaks to crowd of people at Monarch Summit at WVU Jackson's Mill

Morgantown, W.Va. -- The future of West Virginia’s state butterfly, the monarch, is in danger. Populations have declined so much that it is at risk of being placed on the endangered species list — a move that could have regulatory and economic impacts for the state.

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WVU Extension Service offers food safety courses statewide

producer spraying water on lettuce to prepare for sale

With new safety regulations and procedures in place for farmers and agribusiness owners, West Virginia University Extension Service is helping local growers navigate these changes while providing education and training to ensure consumer safety.

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