WVU Extension

Georgette F. Plaugher

Georgette-Plaugher
Georgette F. Plaugher
Visiting Instructor
WVU Preston County Extension Office
115 West Court Street
Kingwood, WV 26537-1405
georgy.plaugher@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-329-1391
Fax: 304-329-1395


Area of Expertise
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources (Wildlife, Forestry, and Native Plants)
  • Natural Gas Exploration (Marcellus Shale)
  • Horticulture and Gardening
  • Program Responsibilities
  • Assist with a variety of WVU Extension Programs
  • Aid County Offices
  • Author Fact Sheets

  • Education
    B.S. Animal and Veterinary Sciences, West Virginia University, 1993
    M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Resources, West Virginia Univeristy, 1998

    Selected Publications
  • Plaugher, G.F. (2010). Gifts from the farm. West Virginia Farm Bureau News Magazine. Volume 18, No. 11.
  • Plaugher, G.F. (2010). Bed bugs. West Virginia University Extension Service webpage.
  • Plaugher, G.F. (2010). Brown marmorated stink bug. West Virginia University Extension Service webpage.
  • Plaugher, G.F. (2008). Buy food fresh, keep food safe. West Virginia University Extension Service Garden Calendar.
  • Plaugher, G.F. (2007). Creating moonlight gardens. West Virginia University Extension Service Garden Calendar.
  • Plaugher, G.F. (2004). Dining with diabetes?a program we can live with. West Virginia Ag Ed News and Views, Volume LIV No. 5.
  • Chandran, R.S., & Plaugher, G.F. (2007). Control of Japanese knotweed. West Virginia Department of Agriculture Private Pesticide Applicators Recertification Video. West Virginia University Extension Service.
  • Plaugher, G.F. (2010). Discover your fountain of youth. West Virginia University Extension Service and West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service. WLG and WL.
  • Plaugher, G.F. & Bowen, E.P. (2008). Perplexed about rx?. West Virginia University Extension Service and West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service. WLG 484 and WL 484.
  • Plaugher, G.F. (2008). Prevention of common equine diseases. West Virginia University Extension Service.
  • Plaugher, G.F. (2006). Trees: West Virginia’s renewable resource. West Virginia University Extension Service and West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service. WLG 171 and WL 171.
  • Plaugher, G.F. (2005). Native West Virginia foods for backyard gardeners. West Virginia University Extension Service.
  • McGill, D.W. & Plaugher, G.F. (2007). A “how-to” instructional booklet for hosting educational woodland tours. West Virginia University Extension Service.
  • Plaugher, G.F., et al. (2006). 4-H horse record guide (revision). West Virginia University Extension Service. 4-H-M-1064-06.
  • Woloshuk, J. M. et al., (2005). WV 4-H recommended guidelines for livestock projects for extension agents and county program leaders. West Virginia University Extension Service, Youth Agriculture Team.
  • O’Dell, D., et al. (2003). Final report West Virginia lamb marketing information project. West Virginia Department of Agriculture Marketing and Development Division, Charleston, WV.

  • Selected Presentations
  • Friend, D.P., et al. (2009) Participation and Life Skill Development of the West Virginia Livestock Programs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of County Agriculture Agents.
  • Plaugher, G.F. and Dagesse, K.J. (2008 and 2009). Agriculture Safety Programming for Youth – The WV Progressive Agriculture Safety DayŽ Program. Poster presented at the 2008 Galaxy Conference and the 2009 National Association of County Agriculture Agents annual meeting.

  • Awards/ Recognition
    WVU Extension Service Award of Excellence, Team Program Excellence, Garden Calendar, 2009
    WVU Extension Service Award of Excellence, Team Program Excellence, Grasslands Team, 2007
    National Association of County Agriculture Agents – Achievement Award, 2007
    WVU Extension Service Award of Excellence, New Employee Excellence, 2005
    WVU Extension Service Award of Excellence, Team Program Excellence, Dining With Diabetes, 2005

    Committee
  • West Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Steering Committee, 2008-Present.
  • West Virginia Project Learning Tree Board of Directors Member, 2005-Present.