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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 Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments for Glyphosate.

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.