WVSU Extension Service Receives $10,000 from Extension FoundationĀ for WV Coalfields Trail Town Program

Contact: Jack Bailey
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August 31, 2022
WVSU Extension Service Receives $10,000 from Extension Foundation 
for WV Coalfields Trail Town Program 
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service has been chosen as a Project Fellow to receive $10,000 from The Extension Foundation to support the WV Coalfields Trail Town Program. 
The WV Coalfields Trail Town Program is a community revitalization and economic diversification project that is tailored to adapt to the needs and capacity of the small, remote and diverse areas of the Southern West Virginia coalfields. Targeted strategies will be implemented in the program to create new and diverse economies, improve quality of life and draw new residents to these struggling communities. 
“I am excited to have the support of the Extension Foundation in developing a strategy to assist our coalfield communities in Southern West Virginia with the challenges they face,” said Adam Hodges, Community and Economic Development Program Leader for WVSU Extension Service.
The Extension Foundation will be supporting 39 projects across Cooperative Extension as part of the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) program, which serves all Land-Grant Universities in the United States.
The NTAE program is made possible by funding from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through a partnership with Oklahoma State University and the Extension Foundation, grant no. 2020-41595-30123.
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