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Roane County Youth Livestock Program Tag Animals for 151 Exhibitors

In preparation for the 2018 Roane County 4-H & FFA Youth Livestock Show and Sale, volunteers assisted with tagging animals for 151 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors. At the end of Monday, August 13, we had 45 market hogs, 45 feeder calves, 31 market lambs, and 36 market goats.

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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 Roane County thanks to the tremendous support of our community members, local organizations, volunteers and local partners – the Board of Education and County Commission.

Roane County Highlights

    • Distributed a bi-monthly newsletter with updates on programming efforts and impacts (849 electronic copies and 235 mailed copies). 534 individuals visited (signed in) the Roane County office.
    • 641 youths engaged in hands-on STEM activities implemented by county Extension agents and AmeriCorps Summer Associate VISTA.
    • 131 youths participated in the Roane County 4-H and FFA Youth Livestock Program animal placement contest, 133 youths participated in the showmanship contest and 129 youths sold a livestock project animal during the 4-H and FFA Youth Livestock Sale generating $206,075.75 in sales.
    • 302 youths from three elementary schools participated in the Show Me Nutrition lessons provided by the health educator.