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WVU Extension Service interim dean focused on land-grant mission, outreach

Headshot of Sue Day-Perroots on blue background

Sue Day-Perroots is no stranger to West Virginia University and the State of West Virginia. After 34 years of service in key roles at the University, she retired as associate provost in 2017. When WVU President E. Gordon Gee presented her with an opportunity to return “home” to lead West Virginia University Extension Service, she jumped at the chance to bring her trademark energy, enthusiasm and focus on results to the role.

WVU Extension Service program helps farmers continue to be productive and prosperous

Danny Vaughn carries bucket of feed to various cattle.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The adage “life happens” exists for a reason. On occasion, unforeseen circumstances lead to tragic events, and they affect people of all walks of life. Our resolve as people to get through tough times builds character and ultimately decides how our story is told, but not without help from family, friends, community and, hopefully, programs to assist.

Barnwood Builders reveals ‘finished product’ at Jackson’s Mill

Construction of a log structure at WVU Jackson's Mill

 WVU alumnus and host of Barnwood Builders Mark Bowe coordinated the project to help bring the new center to life. The original show was taped in April 2018 at Jackson’s Mill where participants joined together in a team-building exercise to assemble the timber frame structure. Made of 350-year-old wood, the timber frame was constructed offsite at the company’s “Boneyard” and transported in pieces to the site. A team from Jackson’s Mill coordinated the site prep work, and Bowe and his crew instructed the WVU team – using tools and techniques from pioneer days – on completing the necessary construction, raising the structure and putting on the finishing touches. 

WVU Extension Service Junior Firefighter Camp registration closes soon

Two male junior firefighters talk during instructional drill.

MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — While many summer camps conjure up images of camping, outdoor activities and classes, the West Virginia University Fire Service Extension is offering a camp for brave teens to address a shortage of volunteer firefighters and cultivate the next generation of emergency responders.

CAMP Access grant to send youths to 4-H camp

Three girls holding a West Virginia University and 4-H clover flag at a state camp.

Leadership, strategic thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills are key characteristics of successful people. Through support from the National 4-H Council, more West Virginia youths will have an opportunity to develop those critical skills by attending the WVU Extension Service 4-H Older Members Conference (OMC).

Environmental Protection Agency releases glyphosate assessment updates

On April 30, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency took the next step in its review of the common herbicide, glyphosate . The agency released its scientific findings and suggested management procedures as part of the Glyphosate Proposed Interim Decision , which will be available for public comment for 60 days at once the Federal Register notice has been published.

According to this decision, the EPA has continued to find that there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label and that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. The EPA has proposed new management measures to help users limit spray drift, protect pollinators and reduce the prevalence of glyphosate-resistant weeds. These measures are intended to help growers safely maintain glyphosate as a tool.