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Homesite Evaluation Contest

WVU Extension 4-H’ers earn high marks at national competition

West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H’ers from Barbour County recently dug deep to find themselves at the top of the rankings at the National Land, Range and Homesite Evaluation Contest held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 5.

Land judging and homesite evaluation programs educate youths about soil properties, management and suitability for homebuilding, proper land utilization and conservation, water and the environment. In West Virginia, these practices are often used when building homes or for farming and agricultural purposes. Learn more about the land judging program in West Virginia…

Jeff Skousen

Jeff Skousen

WVU Extension Specialist – Land Reclamation

When it comes to knowing the “dirt” on all things soil, Jeff Skousen has the answers.

Skousen, a professor of soil science, also serves as West Virginia University’s reclamation specialist. With more than 30 years of experience in coal mining and soil reclamation, Skousen brings hands-on experience to his classes and programs. Learn more about Jeff's work...