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Nicholas County

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; family and community development programs; and USDA funded nutrition and physical activity programming. These research-based programs and services are available to all Nicholas 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.

Nicholas County Highlights

    • Modified programs to meet pandemic restrictions, including 4-H camp, Master Gardener training, canning and freezing workshop, worksite wellness training, kinship care support and nutrition education for youths.
    • Drafted a comprehensive economic development plan for the City of Summersville.
    • Delivered educational programming to approximately 3,500 participants and 18 worksites, plus received $4,000 in programming grants.
    • Nicholas County ANR Agent Brian Sparks taught WVU President Gordon Gee how to grow tomatoes. Check out Growing Tomatoes with WVU President Gordon Gee on WVU Extension's YouTube channel.
      Download the Nicholas County Annual Report