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Walmart Foundation grant to expand access to healthy foods, boost state agriculture industry

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Fresh, healthy foods can be difficult to find in rural West Virginia communities. This isn’t only evident at the dinner table, its impact shows up at the doctor’s office, too.

One in four of the state’s rural residents is food insecure, and with the recent public health crisis, it is anticipated that more West Virginians will not have reliable access to food. Food insecurity directly affects the state’s health: 40 percent of West Virginians are obese, 16 percent have diabetes and 13 percent have cardiovascular disease.


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WVU Extension Service announces new entomology specialist

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West Virginia University Extension Service has welcomed a new specialist to its Agriculture and Natural Resources program. Effective June 15, Carlos Quesada joined the team as the entomology specialist, an essential position to round out the program’s integrated pest management efforts.


WVU Extension Service experts caution residents about unsolicited seed packages

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In recent weeks, residents in West Virginia and other states have reported receiving unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from another country. The West Virginia University Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources program urges those who’ve received these seeds to proceed with caution, as the packets could contain seeds of invasive plant species.


WVU Extension transitions OSHA courses to videoconferencing platform

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During a time when safety and health is at the forefront of our nation, it is more important than ever that West Virginia University Extension Service Safety and Health Extension’s National Resource Center OSHA Training Institute Education Center continue to offer education and training programs for industry professionals and students.


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