WVU researchers dig in to find ways to reclaim marginal lands, economies

Out of the 10 million acres of land damaged by extractive industries in Appalachia, about 500,000 lie in the borders of West Virginia. Rather than discarding the region’s history, West Virginia University researcher Zachary Freedman sees the future of that land remaining in the energy sector. But instead of removing something from the earth, he’ll put something back.

WVU Extension Service interim dean focused on land-grant mission, outreach

Sue Day-Perroots is no stranger to West Virginia University and the State of West Virginia. After 34 years of service in key roles at the University, she retired as associate provost in 2017. When President Gordon Gee presented her with an opportunity to return “home” to lead WVU Extension Service, she jumped at the chance to bring her trademark energy, enthusiasm and focus on results to the role.

WVU Extension Service program helps farmers continue to be productive and prosperous

Life happened to Danny Vaughn, a cattle producer in Greenbrier County. Eventually, he discovered the AgrAbility program, a partnership program incorporating various agencies that’s primarily led by the West Virginia University Extension Service. After reaching out, he received a consultation about tools that would allow him to continue to farm, in turn providing for his family and making a living.

Barnwood Builders reveals ‘finished product’ at Jackson’s Mill

Barnwood Builders returned to WVU Jackson’s Mill this spring to film an episode called “The Finished Product,” which will feature the new heritage and artisan center. That episode will air Sunday (May 26) at 9 p.m. on the DIY Network. WVU alumnus and host of Barnwood Builders Mark Bowe coordinated the project to help bring the new center to life.