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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 Wetzel 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.

Wetzel County Highlights

  • Kids Markets – In partnership with Wetzel County Schools and the Wetzel County Farmers Market, a farmers market experience and $4 of produce were provided to all students at each county elementary schools.
  • STEM Teaching Efforts – 21 programs were delivered to 405 youths. This included support from EQT for 10 days of a STEM Ambassador in Wetzel County.
  • Wetzel County 4-H and FFA Livestock Program – 42 youths exhibited 55 livestock entries, with a sale totaling more than $111,027.
  • Energy Express – Children from across the county participated in six weeks of summer learning with Energy Express, and 10 young adults received excellent professional development and funding for their college educations while serving as mentors and volunteers.
  • Camping – A safe and successful Wetzel County 4-H camp for 85 full-time campers was staffed by locally trained and vetted volunteers.