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Jorge Atiles, current dean and director of Extension and Engagement at WVU, will serve as the institution’s new associate vice president and dean for Land-Grant Engagement, overseeing all three units in the new division launching July 1, 2024. Stay informed of the progress. Email any questions to

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WVU Extension STEMCARE collaborates to educate ahead of solar eclipse

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McDowell County 4-H’ers to represent West Virginia at national conference

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In March, three West Virginia 4-H’ers from McDowell County will travel to the Ignite by 4-H conference in Washington D.C. to teach a STEM activity with West Virginia’s “Space Gal” Emily Calandrelli.

Grow This launches free online gardening classes featuring WVU Extension experts

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Grow This, West Virginia University Extension’s free seed program, has launched a new series of online classes to help budding gardeners grow their best garden yet. 

Grow This plants seed that ignited WVU student’s passion for natural dyes and textiles

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Sometimes planting a seed can lead to more growth than you ever expected. West Virginia University graduate student Cassandra Stewart is the perfect example of that. Seeds from WVU Extension’s Grow This program led Cassandra, a graduate research assistant studying design and merchandising in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, to make textiles using natural dyes from flowers she grew.  

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