Registration for Spring Professional Development closes on Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. Get a quick look at the sessions that are being offered, or go to the registration form, where you’ll find complete information including session descriptions.
This year marks 100 years of Extension and the Smith-Lever Act, and 100 years of serving the people of West Virginia. To help you celebrate this milestone in your counties and programs, we have developed a number of resources based around a unique WVU Extension 100 logo.
Initially, these resources include an email signature image, page runners, talking points, social media graphics, and the logo in a variety of formats. New items and additions will be added throughout the year, including a “WVU Extension Birthday in a Box” kit for summer programs.
Our new president is proving to be quite an ambassador for WVU Extension. While in Charleston, President Gee talked about our 100th celebration during a conversation with Beth Voorhees on West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Legislature Today program. This past weekend on The State Journal’s Decision Makers, a public affairs program seen statewide, he called the WVU Extension Service, “One of the most powerful forces for good in the state,” and explained the importance of the land-grant mission.
The State Journal’s Decision Makers
WVPB Legislature Today
Listen to WVU President E. Gordon Gee discuss WVU Extension’s Service and importance to the state during an interview with West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Beth Voorhees. To listen to President Gee discuss the 100th birthday of Extension Service, begin listening at 20:20.
Although severe winter weather significantly downsized our annual visit to the capitol for WVU/WVU Extension Day at the Legislature, we didn’t go unrepresented.
A handful of Extension representatives traveled around the most severe parts of the storm to get to Charleston for the event. Some set up shop in the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday morning with cookies and coffee. Across the way, representatives of the Family Nutrition Program distributed bananas and carrots.
WVU President E. Gordon Gee and Associate Provost Gypsy Denzine were on hand to meet legislators and help share information about the important work Extension does.
We’ve already started planning for next year, when we hope the weather will be more cooperative and we can once again fill the Culture Center and Capitol with 4-H’ers, Master Gardeners, CEOS members, and other members and friends of the WVU Extension family.
You can find more pictures of the day at http://storify.com/WVUExtension/wvu-and-wvu-extension-day-at-the-legislature.
Due to inclement weather, 4-H Teen Leader Weekend – originally scheduled for February 14-16 – has been rescheduled to March 28-30.
Everyone scheduled to attend will be automatically registered for this new date. If participants are are unable to attend the rescheduled event, refunds will be provided.
Everyone registered for Teen Leader Weekend received an automated e-mail from the State 4-H Office informing participants of this change.
Please help by contacting your local teens and chaperones to ensure they receive this information.
This website is going to be redesigned, and the Web Team wants your input to help make the new site as useful as possible. We’ve developed a simple, non-scientific survey – just eight questions – to get some very basic information. It’s completely anonymous and you can skip any questions you don’t want to answer. Thanks in advance for your help!
Now that most of us are up and running in Microsoft Outlook, here are some resources for getting to know the software so you can make the most of it.