WVU Extension Agent –
Agriculture & Natural Resources,
Gilmer and Calhoun Counties
Daisy Fryman started the year in a new state and with a new job by joining the WVU Gilmer and Calhoun County Extension Teams. Next, she will apply her knowledge and experience to train female farmers across the Mountain State in the latest management, marketing, budgeting and safety methods through Annie’s Project this fall.
A native of Burlington, Ky., Fryman was raised on a cow/calf, sheep and tobacco farm. She attended the University of Kentucky and obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in plant and soil sciences. Her studies focused on pasture weed control and the control of tall ironweed.
Fryman became versed in agriculture over the years through her active involvement with 4-H and FFA in college. She was a 4-H livestock leader and showed beef, sheep, swine, poultry and rabbits. She also participated in livestock judging and gardening.
She comes to West Virginia with experience in Extension work after she started her career with Purdue University Extension Service. Aside from working with Annie’s Project in Indiana, she also worked closely with Indiana farmers, master gardeners and youth to increase their knowledge about agriculture and horticulture.
Fryman is passionate about many areas of agriculture and serves citizens in both Gilmer and Calhoun Counties by assisting them with their diverse agriculture, natural resources and horticultural needs.
“Every day is different,” Fryman said. “I never know who will walk through the door or which knowledge set I will apply. From horticulture, to sustainability, to entomology Extension is a great fit because I help people while using my background in agriculture.”
Fryman can be contacted by phone at the WVU Gilmer County Extension Office (304-462-7061) or at the WVU Calhoun County Extension Office (304-354-6332). You can also reach her via email.