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Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Berkeley County residents who need recertification credits for their Private Applicators License, can attend a session on Monday, December 6.  Those involved in the use of pesticides are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions; the session is offered at 3 different times. Anyone attending is required to wear a face mask per USDA requirements. Please bring your Pesticide Applicator Card with you to the session.

Producers need to attend one of the above sessions to receive 5 recertification credits in categories 1, 11, 12, and private applicator. (Ten credits are required in a three-year period to re-certify.)

If you cannot attend one of the above sessions, call the USDA Farm Service Agency office at 304-264-7547 to make other arrangements.

Sleigh the Holidays! Maintain Challenge

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This program is brought to you by WVU Extension Service, Healthy Berkeley, and WVU Medicine and runs from November 14, 2021 through January 8, 2022.

If you have questions about the program, email Berkeley-Jefferson Family and Community Development Extension Agent, Angela Lawrence, or call Angela at 304-268-8942.


Berkeley County in the News

Angela Lawrence joins WVU Extension Service in Berkeley and Jefferson counties

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With a drive to make a difference and strong community ties, Angela Lawrence joined West Virginia University Extension Service as an Extension instructor and Family and Community Development agent for Berkeley and Jefferson counties, effective August 17.

Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.

Putting Knowledge to Work!

West Virginia University Extension works to provide “solutions in your community” through key programs and resources including agriculture, environment and natural resources, 4-H youth development, food and nutrition, health and wellness, financial planning and home gardening. These research-based programs and services are available to all residents of Berkeley County thanks to the tremendous support of our community members, local organizations, volunteers and local partners – the Board of Education and County Council.

Berkeley County Highlights

    • 4-H STEM kits were developed to provide hands-on learning for students during COVID. More than 7,500 complete kits were sent to schools in the community.
    • The 2020 Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardener classes were held virtually with 14 adults successfully completing the program.
    • The Family and Community Development agent successfully presented Sleigh the Holidays! Maintain Campaign program to 163 people.
    • The Nutrition Outreach Program conducted virtual classes for 50 participants, thereby facilitating healthy eating habits and quality family interaction as well.
    Download the Berkeley County Annual Report