West Virginia University Extension Service Safety and Health Extension is building a strong pipeline of future workers for the oil and natural gas industry by bringing an industry-specific training program into high schools, vocational and technical schools across the state — in the end, helping to grow West Virginia’s workforce and economy.
West Virginia 4-H’ers enhance teamwork, problem-solving skills with the help of cast and crew of Barnwood Builders
Learn by doing. That phrase is deeply engrained in 4-H’ers all over the country. A group of 4-H’ers from Ohio County, West Virginia, recently had a chance to put that motto to the test.
WVU Extension Service program helps kids struggling with weight and pre-diabetes
Armed with data from a new study raising alarms about the health of children in the Mountain State, a West Virginia University Extension Service program has mobilized to help families who want to make healthy lifestyle changes.
WVU Extension Service conference to provide education and affirmation to state’s female farmers
Across the nation, more women than ever are taking the lead when it comes to agriculture. In West Virginia, over 13,000 women are diligently working to develop and maintain their own farms and agribusinesses – which contributed more than $200 million to the state’s economy in 2017.
Amanda Johnson joins WVU Extension Service in Jefferson County as 4-H agent
Amanda Johnson is Jefferson County’s newest West Virginia University Extension 4-H agent, and while she’s new to the county, she’s certainly not new to WVU Extension nor the benefits that 4-H programs bring to West Virginia’s youths.
Jeffery “J.R.” Davis joins WVU Extension Service in Fayette County
No stranger to West Virginia University Extension, Jeffery “J.R.” Davis has been named the 4-H youth development Extension agent in Fayette County.
WVU and CDC partnership helps build healthy futures in southern West Virginia
A year ago, a group of passionate West Virginia University employees set out to promote healthier futures for two southern West Virginia counties by empowering the community and offering the support they needed to take control of their own health.
WVU Extension Service inspires kids to do as part of National 4-H Week
In West Virginia, more than 70,000 students participate in hands-on learning experiences provided through 4-H. From camps and STEM activities to livestock and clubs, WVU Extension Service brings unique experiences and opportunities to pique curiosity and encourage innovation through youth programming throughout West Virginia.
WVU Extension Service invites landowners, industry professionals to forestry workshop
Forests dominate the landscape and economy of the Mountain State. But forests are under greater and more complex stresses with each new invasive pest or pathogen and a changing climate. The decisions made by foresters and landowners on how to best manage forests also have long-lasting implications.