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Cabell County in the News

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.

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

WVU Extension partners with drug courts to offer a fresh start to residents fighting addiction

Kandi Messinger teaches class participants about cooking and nutrition.

Morgantown, W.Va. -- Illicit drug use in the United States has been steadily increasing, and in 2014 alone, there were over seven million Americans who struggled with drug use. West Virginia has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in the United States and one in 10 people in the state battle with some form of drug addiction.

Read about WVU Extension partners with drug courts to offer a fresh start to residents fighting addiction

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Cabell County Ag News

Southern Syrup Research Symposium

Research Education Growth Syrup Symposium

Planned to bring researchers and producers together to discuss the state of our knowledge, research needs and opportunities related to syrup production in the Central Appalachian Region. Whether you fire up your evaporator to make Maple, Walnut, Birch, Sycamore, or Sorghum syrup, the Symposium will allow you the chance to interact with, share your experiences, and learn.

Friday – The Science Behind the Sweetness - research scientists will have the opportunity to present their work on sap and syrup production focused on the Central Appalachians.

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Statewide Survey Released to Address Future of Agriculture in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s abundant land holds promise for agricultural prosperity for the state and its people. To ensure this valuable industry thrives for years to come, agribusiness owners, retailers and other stakeholders are being asked to give their input.

The “Growing West Virginia’s Agricultural Economy” survey will be available starting Monday, August 6. Anyone connected to agriculture is welcome to take the survey, including but not limited to farmers, processors, producers, distributors and retailers. The survey can be taken online at  www.wvagadvisory.com through Monday, August 20. Paper surveys will be available at partner agency offices and at the State Fair of West Virginia. Three survey takers will be selected at random to win a registration to the Small Farm Conference, registration to the Women in Ag Conference, or a Farm Bureau membership.

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News

Contact the Cabell County Office for current news and to learn about upcoming opportunities in our local area. Ask us for more information about topics including:

People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep

The Cabell County Extension office provides aid to farmers, gardeners, and homeowners, but also local educational programs for area families, businesses, and communities. On our website you will find Extension Service related information on all of these subjects. If you have questions, you can always call our office or email us.

We are also your link to other WVU Extension offices and to West Virginia University’s related colleges. WVU’s Cabell County Extension Office is part of the national land-grant system. Each office has the same mission as its foundation: to help people put knowledge to work.

Each WVU Extension Office can provide the public with information on many topics from many resources. The Cabell County Extension Office faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in the following areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development and Family & Community Development. To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.

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.

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