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Estep joins WVU Extension Service as 4-H agent in Mingo County

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No stranger to West Virginia University Extension Service programming, Tammy Estep has been named the 4-H youth development agent in Mingo County, effective May 18.

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WVU Extension Service to hold EMT prep course at Monongalia County Technical Center

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West Virginia University Extension Service Safety and Health Extension’s Shirley M. Kimble Training Center will be holding an emergency medical technician prep course from July 21 through November 19 at the Monongalia County Technical Center in Morgantown, West Virginia, as part of their adult education programming.

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WVU Extension Service welcomes Gardner as 4-H agent in Roane County

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When Emma Gardner accepted a position with West Virginia University Extension Service, she didn’t expect her first few months “on the job” to actually take place at home. But, Roane County’s new 4-H youth development agent, effective March 30, isn’t one to let an unexpected challenge get in her way. 

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WVU Extension Service works to expand the state’s emergency response workforce

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Access to trained emergency response personnel, particularly in West Virginia where rural areas are abundant, can be a matter of life and death. West Virginia University Extension Service Safety and Health Extension’s Shirley M. Kimble Training Center is working to remedy that situation by providing individuals with EMT training, which will help grow West Virginia’s future emergency response workforce.   

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WVU Extension Service invites home gardeners to tune in to food preservation webinar series

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Growing season is in full swing across the Mountain State. And, as gardens begin to ripen, some home gardeners might look to food preservation to extend the life of their harvest. Thanks to a team of food preservation experts with West Virginia University Extension Service, the food preservation knowledge our residents need can now be delivered right to their homes.

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West Virginia Governor’s Safety Conference recognizes award nominees

West Virginia Governor's Safety Conference

Like many other events across the country, the West Virginia Governor’s Safety Conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, Governor Jim Justice, WVU Extension Safety and Health Extension, and WVU Extension Fire Service Extension would like to recognize those nominated for the West Virginia Governor's Safety Conference Awards.

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Amy Walker joins WVU Extension Service in Nicholas County as 4-H agent

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Nicholas County West Virginia University Extension Service  welcomed Amy Walker as the county’s newest 4-H agent, effective April 6. While Nicholas County is new territory for Amy, she’s certainly not new to WVU Extension Service nor the 4-H program.

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WVU and CDC announce 2020 community partnerships to encourage healthy living in southern West Virginia

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For nearly two years, a group of passionate West Virginia University faculty and staff have been actively working to support healthy lifestyles in two southern West Virginia counties through a community-based approach – collaborating with residents and local organizations and providing the support they need to promote healthier living in their communities.

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WVU Extension Fire Service announces cancelation of Junior Firefighter Camp

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Extension Fire Service Extension announced that its Junior Firefighter Camp previously scheduled for June 27-July 2 2020, has been canceled.

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WVU Extension Service invites home gardeners to participate in spring webinar

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All across the Mountain State, residents have shown a renewed interest in home gardening and growing some of their own food. With gardening season upon us but social distancing rules still in place, West Virginia University Extension Service faculty have had to develop creative, new ways to deliver knowledge and expertise to their local communities and beyond.  

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WVU Extension Service and Wyoming County food pantry provide nutrition and inspiration through poultry project

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Wyoming County is nestled between the steep mountains of southern West Virginia with equally steep economic struggles. 

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West Virginia Governor’s Safety Conference to highlight safety and health of the state’s workforce

West Virginia Governor's Safety Conference

Recognizing the importance of the safety and health of West Virginia’s workforce, West Virginia University Extension Service Safety and Health Extension and Fire Service Extension have partnered with the Governor of West Virginia to bring you the West Virginia Governor’s Safety Conference.

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