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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 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 Barbour 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.

Barbour County Highlights

    • $2,604.15 funds were generated to provide 4-H programming.
    • 61 individuals received direct farmer assistance with soil fertility recommendations on 1,326.32 acres.
    • 2,914 youths were reached through public health programming.
    • 1,795 total packs of seeds were mailed to 545 Grow This! WV participants in Barbour, Tucker and Berkeley counties.

      Download the Barbour County Annual Report

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