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The garden challenge is a way for individuals, families, and groups to grow food, share tips and ideas, and support gardening in our state. Experienced gardeners, people new to gardening, and everyone in between is welcome to be part of the Grow This! Challenge.

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Special fundraising initiative provides funding for Wood County 4-H Camp renovations

4-H LED sign on a new barn

Holding a legacy that stretches beyond 80 years, the Wood County 4-H Camp has played a vital role in the lives of 4-H’ers and the local community. A $500,000 fundraising initiative through the West Virginia University Foundation will provide them with the opportunity to complete a series of necessary improvements.

Jodi Smith, 4-H youth development agent for WVU Extension Service in Wood County, said as they look to the future of serving the community, they’re dedicated to building and maintaining a safe and modern camp property. 

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Rodriguez joins WVU Extension Service in Harrison and Marion counties

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A native Californian made his way to the East Coast last year to serve the as the WVU Extension Service Family and Community Development agent for Harrison and Marion counties. 

Carozza joins WVU Extension Service as an agent-in-training in Wirt County

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A previous educator and 4-H’er joined the WVU Extension Service team as an agent-in-training for West Virginia University Extension Service in Wirt County.

WVU land reclamation specialist’s new book explores future of Appalachia’s coal-mined landscapes

WVU Land Reclamation Specialist Jeff Skousen poses with new book.

After more than 30 years of experience in the mining reclamation field, Jeff Skousen, land reclamation specialist for West Virginia University Extension Service and professor of soil science in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, decided it was time to develop his own book about land reclamation in Appalachia.

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