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.
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.
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.
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.
West Virginia University Extension Service Safety and Health Extension’s Shirley M. Kimble Training Center will be holding an emergency medical technician prep course from July 21 through November 19 at the Monongalia County Technical Center in Morgantown, West Virginia, as part of their adult education programming.
When Emma Gardner accepted a position with West Virginia University Extension Service, she didn’t expect her first few months “on the job” to actually take place at home. But, Roane County’s new 4-H youth development agent, effective March 30, isn’t one to let an unexpected challenge get in her way.
Access to trained emergency response personnel, particularly in West Virginia where rural areas are abundant, can be a matter of life and death. West Virginia University Extension Service Safety and Health Extension’s Shirley M. Kimble Training Center is working to remedy that situation by providing individuals with EMT training, which will help grow West Virginia’s future emergency response workforce.
Growing season is in full swing across the Mountain State. And, as gardens begin to ripen, some home gardeners might look to food preservation to extend the life of their harvest. Thanks to a team of food preservation experts with West Virginia University Extension Service, the food preservation knowledge our residents need can now be delivered right to their homes.