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Excellence in 4-H project work on display at the State Fair of West Virginia

4-H exhibit hall at the State Fair 2021

Learn by Doing; That is the 4-H slogan. Loaves of bread, collections of insects, creative 4-H clover displays, and handmade clothing garments and toolboxes line the display stands in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building at the State Fair of West Virginia as evidence of 4-H members’ hard work throughout the past year. People attending the State Fair of West Virginia can view these blue-ribbon 4-H project exhibits from August 12 through 21, 2021. Additionally, there are hundreds of exhibits online in the virtual state 4-H exhibit.

“I love to see the excitement on a 4-H members’ face when they find their exhibit on display,” says Jenny Murray, Extension Specialist for 4-H Curriculum. “In many cases, the entire family is involved in the 4-H project work. Proud parents and grandparents share stories with us about how they spent time together, learning and engaging in the 4-H activities.”

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West Virginia 4-H Announces 24 State 4-H Poster Contest Winners

West Virginia 4-H is proud to recognize 24 State Winners for the 2021 State 4-H Poster Contest!

The State 4-H Poster Contest is an annual event that provides an opportunity for 4-H members to gain awareness of topics, like Healthy Living, Civic Engagement, STEM, and Agriculture, through artistic expression. Posters are judged at the county level and only the top poster in each age division can move forward to the state level.

There were a total of 601 posters collected at the county level this year, including 250 posters advancing to the state contest from 30 of the 55 counties. Our 24 State Gold Ribbon winners are showcased below, but you can view all 2021 State 4-H Poster Contest entries on our virtual exhibit page.

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Season 2, Week 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 26, 2021, 9 a.m. 

Join us for our last week of season two of Energy Express on WVPB!

We will kick off the week with a story from Dean Jorge Atiles, Dean of Extension and Engagement for West Virginia University. He will read us the book “The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal” and maybe teach us some Spanish along the way.

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Season 2, Week 5 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 19, 2021, 9 a.m.

We are starting the week off with a story about art and community told by Jennifer Ours Williams, associate dean for programs and partnerships for WVU Extension Service. She will read us the book “Hey Wall.” 

Today, we’ll learn fun facts about the rock cycle and more with Forest Operations Specialist Ben Spong. He takes us on an adventure to Sky Rock at Dorsey’s Knob in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Season 2, Week 4 - Energy Express on WVPB

We are starting the week off with Ellen Rossi, president of the EQT Foundation. She will read us the book “How to Feed Your Parents.”

Next, WVU Extension Service Family and Community Development Agent Ami Cook teaches us about kitchen safety. She will take us on a tour of her kitchen to learn what objects could be dangerous or potentially cause us harm.

Another one of our Family and Community Development agents, Cheryl Kaczor, will share with us some kitchen basics. She will go over a few special kitchen tools and show us other things we might find in the kitchen.

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