West Virginia University scholars will join other mining and reclamation experts to provide the latest updates on regulations and practices during a symposium hosted by WVU and the West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force.
As future students hone in on their college decision and make their final plans, many will be seeking out scholarship opportunities. The West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H and Youth Development program provides several scholarship opportunities for 4-H’ers who want to further their education.
The timber industry is not new to the Mountain State. But, as with any industry, policy and procedure changes can make it difficult for landowners and professionals alike to keep up with the current programs.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In a sense, for many West Virginia University Extension Service agents, a normal work day is anything but. As an agent in one of West Virginia’s 55 counties, typical office hours could bring questions about invasive plant species or pests, canning questions, 4-H meetings and more — especially in counties where there are two, or sometimes only one, agent. The work doesn’t pause after work hours and on weekends.
The Cooperative Extension System has been the outreach arm of land-grant universities throughout the nation since the establishment of the Smith Lever Act in 1914. Armed with research and knowledge, Cooperative Extension experts live and work in communities, providing valuable education and resources to help citizens improve their lives and their communities.
Burkey and Marylou Lilly were proud graduates of West Virginia University. As the parents of three children, grandparents of five grandchildren and great grandparents to three great grandchildren, they valued education and service.
West Virginia University Extension Service has long been known for bringing educational research and know-how to homes and communities throughout West Virginia. Now, WVU Extension Service’s Ohio County agriculture and natural resources agent Karen Cox is teaming with the Belmont County Extension Educator from The Ohio State University, Dan Lima, to expand that information to West Virginians, Ohioans and the world via the “Extension Calling” podcast.
WVU Extension Service encourages firefighters, first responders to attend West Virginia Weekend at the National Fire Academy
Each year, firefighters, first responders and other emergency personnel respond
to thousands of emergencies, national disasters and other incidents. WVU Extension
Fire Service continues to provide outreach, education and training opportunities
to these professionals to ensure they are prepared to handle these difficult
The National Fire Academy (NFA) will host West Virginia firefighters and emergency personnel on May 4-5, 2019, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Dubbed “West Virginia Weekend,” the two-day academy will feature courses on training operations in small departments; strategy and tactics for initial company operations; decision-making for initial company operations; and fire investigation. WVU Extension Fire Service assists NFA with recruiting attendees and coordinates registration for the event.
Morgantown, W.Va. – Food has a way of bridging divides and bringing people together. And, today, there’s a growing desire among communities, restaurants and schools to use high quality, locally sourced ingredients.