WVU Wood County Extension Service
At your service in our community.
Energy Express Summer Reading Program
Do you want a FREE summer reading program your child can do safely at home? What about access to six weeks of ready-made activities and free books? Do you want your child to have a college-aged mentor to connect with this summer? Energy Express is for you!
All children entering 1st - 6th grade in the fall are eligible for this program. There's no cost to participate and you do NOT need internet access to participate. We are accepting CHILD APPLICATIONS for the Energy Express Summer Reading Program! Go to the link to apply online! Paper applications are also available by request. Contact email@example.com to receive a paper application or call our office at 304-424-1960.
Wood County Spring Gardening Webinar
Speakers & Topics
Growing Beets and Carrots in the Home Garden
Dr. Lewis Jett, WVU Extension Horticulture Specialist
Wood County Roundup
County Roundup is just around the corner! What is County Roundup? Roundup is a public speaking/visual presentation competition for 4-H members at the county level. You can demonstrate how to do something, give a speech, or do a PowerPoint presentation about your 4-H project area or a topic of interest to you! Blue ribbon winners have the opportunity to record their visual presentation to be sent to Morgantown for State Competition and a chance to bring home the GOLD!
First-year 4-H members and Cloverbuds may sign up to recite the pledge or creed to gain public speaking experience. There will also be a Cookie Bakeoff at the April 2 Roundup.
Woodcuts 4-H Newsletter
Virtual 4-H Project Exhibits
Wood County Youth Register for FREE Virtual Summer Programming
Register online today
If you are already enrolled as a Wood County 4-H Member for 2020, log in to your current ZSuite account. If you have NOT already made an account enter your email address and the password is 1234. If you did not provide an email address to us on your enrollment forms, then we made your email under firstname.lastname@example.org (this needs to be changed). If you are NOT enrolled for 2020 you will need to make an account at 4h.zsuite.org. Or call the office, 304-424-1960, leave your name and contact phone number and we can register you!
Wood County 4-H Camp Update
Browse Woodcuts—Wood County 4-H Newsletter
- Aug156:45 AM - 11:00 AMWood County - Parkersburg Half Marathon Water Stop
- Aug186:00 PM - 8:30 PMWV Woodland Stewards Seminar--August 2020
- Aug206:00 PM - 9:00 PMMaster Gardener Fall Training - Introduction to the WVEMG Program
- Sep17:00 PM - 8:00 PMWood County 4-H Leaders Assoc. Meeting
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 Wood 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.
Wood County Highlights
- 6,000 youths and 1,400 adults served
- $522,517+ generated by involvement in WVU Extension Service educational programming.
- More than 18,000 volunteer hours ($395,392 value) provided to our local community.