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, the food preservation knowledge our residents need can now be delivered right to their homes.