West Virginia University Extension Service
has named Callie Moles as Wirt County’s newest Extension agent.
Moles is no stranger to
WVU Extension. She previously served as a teaching assistant at the Agricultural
and Extension Education Department and was an intern with the Roane County Extension
Office where she provided outreach through community events, including Energy Express.
Moles also served as a camp instructor and counselor at Roane County 4-H camp.
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Morgantown, W.Va. – Many West Virginia University students have busy lives, balancing
their studies, social activities and family obligations. However, for one student,
in addition to all that, there’s 960,000 employees dependent on him to maintain
maximum efficiency in his business. The employees? Well, they’re honeybees, and
not only is his profit margin at stake, but also an increasingly critical part
of ecology — pollination.
By most estimates, bees are slowly disappearing. That’s an important fact since they
pollinate roughly a third of all the food we eat, and over 80 percent of crops
grown for human consumption need bees and other insects to pollinate them to increase
the quality and yield of fruit. It’s not constrained to fruits and vegetables either.
Nuts, plants used to produce oils, such as sunflowers, cocoa beans, coffee, tea
and cotton are also dependent on pollinators.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Entrepreneurship takes a lot of work to get right, and there
are countless variables that ultimately affect how successful a business becomes.
Coming up with a vision, developing products, figuring out distribution and crafting
a sustainable business model is tricky for anyone, much less a 10 year old who
has normal kid stuff to do.
Read about WVU Extension Service empowers young entrepreneur to add bite to his business plan’s bark
Reading and comprehension skills are critical to success in today’s fast-paced world.
Energy Express, a summer reading and nutrition program offered by
WVU Extension Service
and AmeriCorps, helps to ensure West Virginia’s youths keep up with those much-needed
skills, particularly during the summer months.
Read about WVU Extension Service and AmeriCorps seek volunteers for summer reading and nutrition program
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Safety and Health Extension has
partnered with Pierpont Technical and Community College to provide OSHA Education
Center courses to students interested in the oil and gas industry through a host
Students can complete a series of courses in the oil and gas industry track to earn
a certified safety specialist certification, receive OSHA certificates and industry-specific
certifications for a comprehensive approach to safety and health duties and responsibilities
in the oil and gas industry.
Read about WVU Extension Service partnership trains oil and gas industry workers
WVU Jackson’s Mill
has been an integral part of the history of West Virginia and has played
host to hundreds of thousands of visitors throughout its nearly 100-year history.
Looking toward the future of facility,
WVU Extension Service
is planning for the next century of camping and education to meet the evolving
needs and interests of youths and other visitors in West Virginia and beyond.
Read about WVU Extension Service announces campaign to enhance recreation, educational and camping opportunities at WVU Jackson’s Mill
It’s no secret that West Virginia has some of the highest rates of obesity and
cardiovascular disease in the country. But to create a healthier landscape in
some of our state’s unhealthiest counties, a few
West Virginia University faculty believe you have to empower the entire
Read about WVU faculty awarded CDC grant to help southern West Virginia communities build healthy futures
West Virginia youths can join 75,000 of their peers in “discovering the treasures
of 4-H” during National 4-H Week, held Oct. 7-13. Youths can go on a treasure hunt
to explore the joys of 4-H, trying new experiences, serving their neighbors, gaining
life skills and more along the way, by signing up for the West Virginia 4-H Youth
Read about WVU Extension Service invites youths to celebrate 4-H during National 4-H Week
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – It could be argued West Virginians in rural communities need
more prevalent access to healthcare and medical professionals — winding mountain
roads and rivers can make it difficult for many to make appointments and maintain
an active relationship with primary-care providers. Many small communities may
not have a physician to provide routine guidance on simple, but serious, chronic
Read about Award-winning WVU Extension Service program bolsters rural healthcare recruitment
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.
Read about WVU Extension Service and partners host series of safety trainings for fruit, vegetable growers
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – If you have a passion for agriculture and a desire to work
with the community, serving as a
West Virginia University
agent should be a perfect fit.
Read about Evan Wilson joins WVU Extension Service as agent in Wayne and Cabell counties
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The old saying goes “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” and
a few West Virginia University faculty believe the adage holds true when looking
at the potential for West Virginia’s apple growers to develop and market a unique
food item that could become the hottest new snack — dried, smoked apple chunks.
Read about WVU faculty awarded USDA grant to help apple growers tap snack market and add to profits
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –
West Virginia University
has appointed Megan Midcap as the newest Extension agent for
Youth Development in
Read about WVU Extension Service welcomes Megan Midcap as Lewis County Extension agent
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sometimes simple, humble roots are the strongest and most compelling
arguments for major life decisions. The case could be made for that theory for
Ben Goff, who’s coming back to his home state as a West Virginia University Extension
Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Mason and Putnam counties.
Read about Ben Goff starts as WVU Extension Service agent in Mason and Putnam counties