Events

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Eastern Ag Innovation Holds Artificial Insemination Training at Stockyards

March 25, 2024

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Ag Innovation department in partnership with Select Sires, West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA), and WVU Extension, coordinated two training sessions for Artificial Insemination (AI) for the Livestock Management Systems. These trainings were led by Dr. Darin Matlick, WVU Extension veterinarian, and Brad Smith, WVU Extension at the South Branch Valley Livestock Exchange on February 29 & March 1, 2024, and again on March 21 & 22, 2024. Thank you to the WVDA for providing…

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Twelve Romney Middle School Students Explored College Opportunities at Eastern

March 6, 2024

Moorefield W.Va. – A group of 12 enthusiastic students from Romney Middle School, accompanied by their dedicated teacher and guidance counselor, embarked on a career exploration field trip to Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern). The purpose of the visit was to expose the students to specific career paths in business management and marketing and provide insights into future educational opportunities at Eastern. Throughout the day, the students engaged in a series of interactive activities designed to showcase Eastern’s array of programs. The students enjoyed hands-on learning experiences with a fun twist including a leadership icebreaker game featuring Mr. Potato Head, a Smart Lego build,…

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Eastern Foundation Supports Local Students For The Ham, Bacon, & Egg Auctions In The Potomac Highlands

April 4, 2023

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation helped to support students exhibiting egg products for the Ham, Bacon, and Egg Auctions in the Potomac Highlands Region, including Mineral, Tri-County, and Hampshire counties in March. Eastern’s Foundation was excited to be able to support several students including Elijah Rexrode of Mineral County FFA who exhibited eggs that were purchased for $200; Kelsey Clark of Grant County FFA who exhibited eggs that were purchased for $350; Malachi Holliday of Moorefield FFA in Hardy County who exhibited…

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Crucial and Courageous Conversations Training Held At Eastern College  

April 4, 2023

Moorefield W.Va. ­– ‘Crucial and Courageous Conversations Training’, a workshop led by Justin L. Brown, was held at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s campus, on March 28, 2023. Brown discussed diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace and how biases present themselves in many forms. He discussed how subconsciously blaming others or needing to have someone to blame is one form of how this presents itself. It shows the need a person may have for control and if there is not one thing…

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Eastern’s Ag Workforce Training Held At South Branch Stockyards

March 29, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Ag Innovation department in partnership with Select Sires, West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA), and WVU Extension Service, coordinated training for the Livestock Management Systems at the South Branch Valley Livestock Exchange on March 16 and 17, 2023. WVDA provided cows to be used for this training. This was a two-day training, led by Dr. Darin Matlick, WVU Extension veterinarian, and Brad Smith, WVU Extension Service with ten students in attendance, and four of the…

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Eastern had its first student of the semester to use Focus2Career

January 20, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The Spring 2023 semester has kicked off at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Students are learning about all the new services that Eastern provides, especially in our Career Services Department, spearheaded by Dixie Heavener, Title III Project Director and Career Counselor. There, students can use Focus2Career and learn what area of study and career path could be best for them. Hope Ann, an Eastern student, said, “Being the first student at Eastern to use Focus2Career is definitely an exciting feeling…

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Eastern commences Ag Workforce Training in coordination with WVU Extension Service for 2023

January 13, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College held morning and afternoon training sessions in-person and on Zoom for the general public, and farm fellows trying to obtain micro-credentials for the Farm Business Management Certification on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. The morning session covered “Managing Production Risks”, and the afternoon session, “Managing Financial Risks.” These two programs were instructed by WVU Extension specialist Dr. Dee Singh-Knights, with the support of Maya Paul, ag innovation program coordinator, and Trish Halterman, ag workforce fellowship and…

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