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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!

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

Mason County Highlights

  • $200,000 raised to complete new camp dining hall. The dining hall is projected to be complete by May 2020.

  • 1,600 youths participated in school enrichment programs which included hands-on, educational lessons related to STEM, healthy living, citizenship and animal sciences and agriculture.

  • Nearly 600 4-H members, 4-H Cloverbuds and FFA members took part in the Mason County Fair. More than 834 projects were exhibited including 311 livestock projects resulting in $4,000+ in ribbon premiums.

  • 83 members participated in six different Community Educational Outreach Service clubs. 9,000 community service hours, valued at more than $200,000, were provided to the community.

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