30 Apr

2012 Horse Evaluation Results

Harry | April 30th, 2012

The Annual 4-H and FFA Horse Evaluation Contest was held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Potomac State College. Eleven FFA Chapters participated in the event. The top ten individuals included:

1 Lauren Bacorn Mineral County Tech 416
2 Tabitha Bake Mineral County Tech 407
3 Sabrina Vanmeter Mineral County Tech 402
4 Sarah Page Mineral County Tech 400
5 Chad Adkins Cabell Midland HS 396
6 Paige Barr Ravenswood HS 394
7 Alyson Franz Jefferson HS 394
8 Mari Slusher Jefferson HS 392
9 Jessica Adcock Ripley HS 391
10 Sarah McComas Cabell Midland HS 390

The top five teams included:

1 Mineral County Technical 1225
2 Ravenswood High 1167
3 Jefferson High 1165
4 Cabell Midland High 1156
5 Ripley High 1116

3 Nov

Alpha Tau Alpha, the agricultural education honorary of the Davis College, is assisting WVU Veterans in efforts to send care packages to deployed military personnel.

Suggested donation items include: beef jerky; sunflower seeds; snacks; hard candy; individual drink mixes; fluoride mix; foot care products; personal care items such as soap, saline solution, hand wipes, and deodorant; tennis balls; small footballs; small basketballs; playing cards; handheld games; magazines; DVDs; wordbooks; puzzle books; and WVU memorabilia.

Donations will be accepted Monday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 11, and can be dropped off in room 2049 of the Agricultural Sciences Building. For more information, please contact Laura Deehr at ldeehr@mix.wvu.edu.

2 Nov

debbyboone2Deborah Boone is a dedicated educator who believes in helping others understand the value of agricultural education.

That’s why Boone, an associate professor of agricultural and extension education in the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, was selected to receive a special VIP citation from the National FFA Organization for making significant contributions to agricultural education.

She was honored during a presentation Fri., Oct. 21, at the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this most prestigious award from the National FFA Organization,” she said. “I also appreciate the nomination by the West Virginia agriculture teachers.”

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1 Nov

Odell Among "Most Loyal"

Jane | November 1st, 2011

KerryOdellKerry Odell A former Davis College faculty member and administrator is among those honored as “Most Loyal” during the 54th annual Mountaineer Week:

The Most Loyal Faculty and Staff Mountaineers exemplify faithfulness to the ideals and goals of WVU and exhibit support for University activities and operations through leadership and service.

Dr. Kerry Odell served as interim president of Potomac State College of WVU from 2003-2005, and led the transition of the college to a fully integrated division of WVU. Following a national search, he was selected as the College’s first campus provost and began his service in that role in July 2005. He recently announced plans to step down from that post in June of next year.

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15 Sep

FFA Career Development Events Sept. 20-22

Jane | September 15th, 2011

Next week, you may notice more dark blue jackets than usual on West Virginia University’s Evansdale Campus. Here’s why:

WHO: Close to 1,000 junior high and high school students from FFA chapters throughout West Virginia.

WHAT: The 88th annual Career Development Events, organized by faculty and staff in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, in categories including agribusiness management, entomology, forestry, livestock, nursery/landscape, and others.

WHEN: Events begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, and run all day Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Events conclude with an awards ceremony at the WVU Coliseum at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

WHERE: Events take place at a variety of locations on and off campus. For a full schedule of events, please click here .

WHY: To allow students to test and share what they’ve learned in West Virginia’s thriving FFA program through written and practical examinations, meet students from around the state, and get an introduction to WVU’s campus and academic opportunities.

For more information, please contact Harry Boone, associate professor and chair of Agricultural and Extension Education in WVU’s Davis College, at 304-293-5451 or hnboone@wvu.edu.