Putting Knowledge to Work!
The West Virginia University Extension 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 Greenbrier 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.
Greenbrier County Highlights
- Enhanced the focus and outreach of youth programming to include special interests, such as after-school, STEM and virtual activities. Distributed 3,000 Camp in a Bag activities to 1st through 10th grade youths during the summer.
- Served nearly 547 youths through virtual camping, in- and after-school programming, livestock and agricultural opportunities, and Energy Express.
- Worked with hog producers in the Midwest who had nowhere to go with their finished hogs due to shutdowns in the processing industry. Through the COVID-19 Market Hog Project, Extension agents marketed 450 butcher-ready hogs to 160 families supplying approximately 88,000 pounds of pork to Greenbrier Valley residents. This helped hog producers and ensured families had meat during an uncertain time.
- Partnered with Monroe County on the Ham, Bacon and Egg Program serving 94 youths, aided in securing approximately $45,885 through a virtual sale and aided in recruiting 49 buyers.
- Selected to participate in the FARMacy program (one of 10 counties), which supplied 30 diabetic patients with $16,000 worth of fresh vegetables over a 15-week period. Funded through a Walmart grant with all $16,000 used to purchase produce from local farmers.