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WVU Barbour County Extension Service

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Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.

Putting Knowledge to Work!

The West Virginia University Extension Service works to provide solutions in your community through key programs and resources, including agriculture and natural resources; 4-H and youth development; food and nutrition; health and wellness; financial planning; and home gardening. These research-based programs and services are available to all Barbour County residents thanks to the tremendous support of our community members, local organizations, volunteers and local partners, including the Board of Education and County Commission.

Barbour County Highlights

  • More than 800 youths received school enrichment programs through Barbour County 4-H, including STEM education programs and ATV safety programs.
  • The Barbour County 4-H land judging team traveled to Oklahoma and won the 2018 national land judging contest.
  • The Barbour County calf pool generated an additional $150,000 for eight producers involved.
  • The Family Nutrition Program delivered more than 275 classroom lessons to more than 1,000 students in schools and 4-H camps.
  • Public health campaigns reach more than 3800 youths and 2700 adults in the county.
  • The agriculture and natural resources agent performed 400 individual consultations with Barbour County residents.

Download the Barbour County Annual Report