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WVU Extension Service and CDC project announces community partnerships to support healthy lifestyles in southern West Virginia

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Improving the healthy lifestyle landscape in some West Virginia areas might sound like a tough task, but a group of passionate West Virginia University faculty and staff believe the secret lies in empowering communities and providing the support they need to take control of their own health.

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WVU Extension Service interim dean focused on land-grant mission, outreach

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Sue Day-Perroots is no stranger to West Virginia University and the State of West Virginia. After 34 years of service in key roles at the University, she retired as associate provost in 2017. When WVU President E. Gordon Gee presented her with an opportunity to return “home” to lead West Virginia University Extension Service, she jumped at the chance to bring her trademark energy, enthusiasm and focus on results to the role.

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WVU Extension Service program helps farmers continue to be productive and prosperous

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The adage “life happens” exists for a reason. On occasion, unforeseen circumstances lead to tragic events, and they affect people of all walks of life. Our resolve as people to get through tough times builds character and ultimately decides how our story is told, but not without help from family, friends, community and, hopefully, programs to assist.

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WVU Extension Service Junior Firefighter Camp registration closes soon

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MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — While many summer camps conjure up images of camping, outdoor activities and classes, the West Virginia University Fire Service Extension is offering a camp for brave teens to address a shortage of volunteer firefighters and cultivate the next generation of emergency responders.

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Steven Bonanno retires after more than 37 years of service to the state

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Service to the state and commitment to West Virginia University’s land-grant mission define the career of WVU Extension Service Dean and Director Steven Bonanno. Bonanno retired May 15 after more than 37 years of service.

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West Virginia 4-H’ers snag top honors at national competition

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There’s a long history of West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H teams that have fared well in land judging and homesite evaluation competitions. And, on May 2, three Monroe County youths continued that legacy by earning a national champion title at the National Land and Range Judging Contest held in Oklahoma.

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WVU Extension Service Family and Community Development program announces spring hires

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Extension Service Family and Community Development program has recently hired two positions that will focus on areas of entrepreneurial leadership and safety for campus facilities management.

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Environmental Protection Agency releases glyphosate assessment updates

On April 30, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency took the next step in its review of the common herbicide, glyphosate . The agency released its scientific findings and suggested management procedures as part of the Glyphosate Proposed Interim Decision , which will be available for public comment for 60 days at www.regulations.gov once the Federal Register notice has been published.

According to this decision, the EPA has continued to find that there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label and that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. The EPA has proposed new management measures to help users limit spray drift, protect pollinators and reduce the prevalence of glyphosate-resistant weeds. These measures are intended to help growers safely maintain glyphosate as a tool.

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WVU Extension Service announces agriculture and natural resources faculty and staff changes

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The West Virginia University Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources program unit is growing in strength and numbers.

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West Virginia 4-H and the EQT Foundation enable WVU student to find academic success

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Throughout the past few years, 4-H programming has adapted to include robotics and other STEM activities in order to meet the growing demand for jobs related to these fields. While traditional activities are still offered, the West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H curriculum continues to give youths an opportunity to learn about emerging topics.

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West Virginia Agritourism Initiative offers online agritourism course

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Join us for the West Virginia Agritourism Initiative 2019 online course!

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WVU Extension Service partners with the Polaris Foundation to improve ATV safety

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – It’s a common sight in much of West Virginia — ATVs and UTVs rushing up secondary roads, riding along forest trails and running across the hills. Given their popularity, the West Virginia University Extension Service is teaming up with the Polaris Foundation to improve safe riding practices and help reduce injuries and accidents.

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