Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia has always had a deep sense of community, and now, more than ever, there seems to be grassroots collaborations and an entrepreneurial spirit that’s driving community revitalization around the state. But, with that revitalization, there’s a need for community leaders to step up to the helm to guide and maximize those efforts.
Morgantown, W.Va. – A new partnership has formed between West Virginia University’s Jackson’s Mill, the Finishing Trades Institute of West Virginia located in Weston and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 53 to use the Jackson’s Mill facility as an additional training ground for painting apprentices this summer.
The roots of 4-H run deep in the field of agriculture. During the past 10 years those roots have grown to include a focus on science technology engineering and math (STEM) activities. In 2008, 4-H hosted the first National Youth Science Day (NYSD) — the world’s largest youth-led science challenge — to give students a peek at these dynamic and interesting fields of study.
The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced that West Virginia University Jackson's Mill has again received ACA-Accredited® Camp status for 2018.
"ACA Accreditation means that Jackson’s Mill submitted to a thorough review of its operation by the American Camp Association (ACA) — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management — and complied with the highest standards in the industry," said Cindy Moore, National Standards Commission. “Parents expect their children to attend accredited schools. They also deserve a camp experience that is reviewed and accredited by an expert, independent organization."
Asking John and Betty Ray Loyd why they support WVU Extension Service 4-H programming is like asking why the sun shines — it is second nature.
The couple established the John and Betty Ray Loyd Family 4-H Endowment Fund will support scholarships for 4-H members, leaders and volunteers in Barbour, Braxton and Lewis counties. The funds will provide opportunities to broaden the 4-H experience by participating in local, county, state and national programs.
With new safety regulations and procedures in place for farmers and agribusiness owners, West Virginia University Extension Service is helping local growers navigate these changes while providing education and training to ensure consumer safety.
After monitoring events in Charleston and anticipating large crowds at the Capitol
West Virginia University
WVU Extension Servic
e have made the decision to cancel the WVU Day at the Legislature event scheduled
for Feb. 20, 2018.
“We felt that the potential for large crowds and long security lines would limit students’ participation and the ability to visit our event exhibits,” said Steven Bonanno, dean and director, WVU Extension Service.
Higher education can open the door to a world of possibilities for West Virginia’s young people. Hundreds of 4-H’ers and students will have an opportunity to learn how they can find their path to those possibilities and to WVU during the 2018 WVU Day at the Legislature. The event, hosted by WVU and WVU Extension Service will take place at the Capitol in Charleston on Feb. 20, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon.
West Virginia is home to nearly 10,000 female
farmers. To help this important group of agribusiness owners, WVU Extension
Service’s Women in Ag program is hosting a series
of workshops throughout the state (and online) to provide them with tools and
resources needed to run a successful business.
Through a partnership with Annie’s Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational programs designed to strengthen women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise, WVU Extension experts will host the West Virginia Annie’s Project at multiple sites in West Virginia February through June. The six-session program provides training in risk assessment, business planning and decision-making. The program also provides opportunities to network with your peers and industry experts, and experts will offer mentoring and coaching for aspiring and beginning producers.
Morgantown, W.Va. – They call themselves the Boa Constructors, and they’re a group of problem solvers, visionaries, researchers and fabricators — and that’s in addition to tackling the everyday ins and outs of homework and lunchroom social dynamics.