With new safety regulations and procedures in place for farmers and agribusiness owners, West Virginia University Extension 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.