NTAE: Out of the Mines Feature Story

Publication Description

“Out of the Mines” shares how an NTAE project team is focused on helping rural communities in West Virginia capitalize on historical and natural resources, to compensate for the dwindling coal-based economy. Extension professionals from West Virginia State University planned to pilot the concept in Kimball, West Virginia. This publication describes why this effort is critical for southern West Virginia and what it hopes to accomplish.

The publication is excerpted from the New Technologies for Ag Extension 2022-2023 Yearbook, which documents dozens of projects funded through the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) program. NTAE is a cooperative agreement between USDA NIFA, Oklahoma State University, and the Extension Foundation. The goal of the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) grant is to incubate, accelerate, and expand promising work that will increase the impact of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in the communities it serves, and provide models that can be adopted or adapted by Extension teams across the nation.

Land-Grant Institution

West Virginia State University


Content Contributors:

Adam Hodges, ahodges7@wvstateu.edu, West Virginia State University

Christine Kinder, christine.kinder@wvstateu.edu, West Virginia State University

Christy Bailey, National Coal Heritage Area

Chris Zeto, Hatfield-McCoy Trails

Publication Audience
Cooperative Extension
Publication Type
Publication Date
October 6th, 2023

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