Morgantown, W.Va.— West Virginia University Extension Service Civic Engagement and Global Education Specialist Denis Scott was awarded a Certificate of Meritorious Service from Vietnam’s Minister of Education and Training.
Morgantown, W.Va.— Summer is over and the kids are back in school. For many families, it’s an exciting time—but for some children, it’s filled with anxiety as the transition brings several new changes in routine, according to Monongalia County West Virginia University Extension Service Agent Eric Murphy.
“A lot of things are changing—from mealtimes and sleep schedules to meeting new teachers and classmates,” said Murphy. “While hearing complaints or seeing resistance from your children can be frustrating, it’s important to acknowledge their anxiety and find the root of the issue in order to help them adjust.”
Morgantown, W.Va.— West Virginia youths and family members can witness the Mountaineers in action at this year’s West Virginia University 4-H Soccer Day and Football Day in Morgantown.
Hosted by the 4-H Youth Development unit of the WVU Extension Service and WVU Athletics , the events invite youths to connect with each other and get a taste of West Virginia 4-H and WVU programs in true Mountaineer tradition.
Morgantown, W.Va. – While classes on many local college campuses are getting underway, the West Virginia University Fire Service Extension urges students to take basic steps to get used to their new dorms and apartments so that in the case of a fire, they’ll be safe.
The National Fire Protection Agency reports that across the nation, fire departments respond to more than 11 dorm fires a day, and every campus-related fire fatality reported nationwide in the last five years has been in off-campus housing.
Morgantown, W.Va. – Picture West Virginia’s roads winding through scenic countryside flanked by farms on either side. While beautiful imagery springs to mind, the other side of the picture is that those same roads usually leave a farmer’s animals far away from a veterinarian’s care.
It’s not a problem unique to West Virginia, with approximately 500 counties nationwide having no veterinarian that provides large-animal services and 1,300 counties only having one veterinarian per approximately 25,000 animals.
Morgantown, W.Va. – There’s a growing movement in West Virginia, and at the forefront are females who are breaking out of typical gender roles. They’re leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, and they make up a growing population of women who own farms and manage all aspects of an agricultural operation.
The trend isn’t confined to West Virginia. In fact, close to 970,000 women now run 31 percent of the nation’s farms. Even more impressive is the fact that West Virginia’s women-run farms have a substantial economic impact on the state – to the tune of more than $62 million.
WVU Extension partners with Rainelle bakery, offers hope and opportunity to West Virginia residents overcoming addiction
West Virginians are no strangers to resiliency.
Through tragic flooding in southern counties and challenging economic times, the state’s people have a way of bouncing back.
Morgantown, W.Va.— Back-to-school time can be exciting for parents and students alike. With so many things to prepare for, shopping for school items might seem overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be, according to West Virginia University Extension Service experts.
David Roberts, WVU Extension agent for Lincoln and Boone counties, says it all starts with planning ahead.
Morgantown, W.Va. – Floods have far reaching effects that
extend past the immediate damage and danger that high water presents at the
crest stage. In addition to the clean-up efforts afterwards, there are
agricultural considerations for the home gardener and farmer with livestock.
The West Virginia University Extension Service has resources
available and residents affected by flooding can get in touch with their local WVU Extension Service office
for additional information about how to handle their land, plants and animals
after a flood event.
Morgantown, W.Va.—Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Rush Run 5K run/walk, held Friday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. at Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater at the Wharf District in Morgantown.
Organized by Monongalia County 4-H Teen Leaders, a program of West Virginia University Extension Service’s 4-H unit, the race was created in memory of West Virginia 4-H’er Sydney Rush, who died following a tragic car accident in September 2013.
Morgantown, W.Va.— West Virginia youths at select schools, day care centers and community events can shop for fresh produce through the West Virginia University Extension Service Kids Koupons program during National Farmers Market Week, celebrated Aug. 6 to 12.
Thanks to a grant from the Eye Foundation of America, the school-based farmers market voucher program offers kids buying power by providing them with “kids koupons” to spend on fruits and vegetables available at school farmers markets.
Morgantown, W.Va.— Fairgoers can play games and activities at West Virginia University exhibits, learn about WVU Extension Service programs and celebrate WVU’s 150th birthday at the State Fair of West Virginia, Aug. 10-19 in Fairlea, West Virginia.
The WVU Building is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the exception of Thursday, August 10 when the building opens at 2 p.m. (official start of the State Fair) and the final day of the fair when the building closes at 5 p.m.