WVU Extension Service conference to provide education and affirmation to state’s female farmers
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.
Amanda Johnson joins WVU Extension Service in Jefferson County as 4-H agent
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.
Jeffery “J.R.” Davis joins WVU Extension Service in Fayette County
WVU and CDC partnership helps build healthy futures in southern West Virginia
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.
WVU Extension Service invites landowners, industry professionals to forestry workshop
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.
WVU Extension Service to host series of food safety trainings for growers
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.
WVU Extension Service joins Marie’s House in the battle against the opioid epidemic
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.
West Virginia 4-H’ers in Ohio County honor troops through service project
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.
WVU to lead 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge
The world around us is changing at a rapid pace. With new technologies and innovative programs, the way companies do business and the skillsets they demand is also changing.
WVU Extension Service partners with Randolph County school to supply summer learning and nutrition
What has six wheels, shelves full of books and fresh produce, and a community full of support? It’s no riddle, just the Beverly Bookmobile – a colorfully decorated library on wheels that provides elementary students in Randolph County with access to literacy, nutrition and safety education all summer long.
Join WVU and WVU Extension Service for fun and education at the State Fair of West Virginia
From the time-honored 4-H livestock projects to cutting-edge STEM activities, West Virginia University Extension Service will offer a blend of tradition and innovation at the State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea from Aug. 8 to Aug. 17.
WVU Extension Service brings edible landscaping to Randolph County elementary schools
Across the state, classrooms are quiet and hallways have emptied as another school year comes to a close. But at six Randolph County elementary schools, summer break is a time of growth and maturity – for the schools’ newly planted fruit-bearing trees and bushes, that is.