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WVU Extension Service welcomes new agent to Hampshire County

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A passion for agriculture and a desire to serve the community are two qualities commonly found in a West Virginia University Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent.

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WVU Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources faculty receive national recognition

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Two faculty members from West Virginia University Extension Service’s Agriculture and Natural Resources unit were nationally recognized for their dedication and commitment to meeting the needs of West Virginia residents at the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.

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WVU Extension’s Family and Community Development faculty nationally recognized

WVU Extension Agents Cheryl Kaczor and Andrea "Andi" Hoover

Two faculty members from West Virginia University Extension Service’s Family and Community Development unit were nationally recognized for their dedication and commitment to meeting the needs of West Virginia individuals, families and communities at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session.

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WVU Extension Service partners with Diversified Gas & Oil to provide oil and gas job training for high school seniors

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West Virginia University Extension Service Safety and Health Extension is building a strong pipeline of future workers for the oil and natural gas industry by bringing an industry-specific training program into high schools, vocational and technical schools across the state — in the end, helping to grow West Virginia’s workforce and economy.

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WVU Extension Service conference to provide education and affirmation to state’s female farmers

Female attendees of the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference gather between rows of green plants in a high tunnel operated by Grow Ohio Valley in Wheeling as part of the farm and business tours.

Across the nation, more women than ever are taking the lead when it comes to agriculture. In West Virginia, over 13,000 women are diligently working to develop and maintain their own farms and agribusinesses – which contributed more than $200 million to the state’s economy in 2017.

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Amanda Johnson joins WVU Extension Service in Jefferson County as 4-H agent

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Amanda Johnson is Jefferson County’s newest West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H agent, and while she’s new to the county, she’s certainly not new to WVU Extension Service nor the benefits that 4-H programs bring to West Virginia’s youths.

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Jeffery “J.R.” Davis joins WVU Extension Service in Fayette County

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No stranger to West Virginia University Extension Service, Jeffery “J.R.” Davis has been named the 4-H youth development Extension agent in Fayette County.

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WVU and CDC partnership helps build healthy futures in southern West Virginia

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A year ago, a group of passionate West Virginia University employees set out to promote healthier futures for two southern West Virginia counties by empowering the community and offering the support they needed to take control of their own health.

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WVU Extension Service invites landowners, industry professionals to forestry workshop

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Forests dominate the landscape and economy of the Mountain State. But forests are under greater and more complex stresses with each new invasive pest or pathogen and a changing climate. The decisions made by foresters and landowners on how to best manage forests also have long-lasting implications.

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WVU Extension Service to host series of food safety trainings for growers

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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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WVU Extension Service joins Marie’s House in the battle against the opioid epidemic

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Strength, courage, resilience, determination—these are not often words you hear used to describe an area in rural West Virginia that is crippled by the opioid epidemic. But, in Wayne, West Virginia, just 20 minutes south of what is considered West Virginia’s opioid capital, Marie’s House Women’s Recovery Center is battling this epidemic built on a foundation of these very ideals.

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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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