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WVU Berkeley County Extension Service

At your service in our community.


Gypsy Moth Suppression Program Sign-up is July 1 through August 31

The Cooperative State-County Landowner (CSCL) Gypsy Moth Suppression Program is now accepting applications for egg mass surveys from landowners. Applications are available at the Berkeley County Extension Office and are online at the WVDA's Plant Division Website.

A refundable deposit of $1 per acre must be submitted with the application. The deposit will be used toward payment for treatment if the landowner qualifies.

The minimum acreage required to participate is 50 contiguous acres of wooded land. Adjoining landowners may combine their properties to meet the acreage requirement. Those landowners who qualify and wish to participate in the program must sign a contract with the WVDA by December of 2019.

Pasture Field Days

The Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia Cooperative Extension Services are collaborating to bring this tri-state pasture education program series to regional farmers.

This first session is at the Western Maryland Agriculture Research and Education Center (18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD). Topics include: pasture evaluation and assessment, fall weed control, preparation for seeding and stockpiling to extend the grazing season.

Register by Monday, August 12. Registration is FREE. You may register for the Maryland field day online, email Amanda Grev, or  call Amanda at 301-432-2767 extension 339.


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 Berkeley 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. 

Berkeley County Highlights

  • The 4-H Glitter-beard Challenge, led by Berkeley County WVU Extension Service, spurred the collection of 733 new toys for distribution to families in need during the holidays.
  • The Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners provided more than 3,600 hours of community service through educational talks, demonstrations and workshops.
  • The Parenting Apart class for separated couples taught 92 participants how to effectively co-parent their children after their divorce.

Download the Berkeley County Annual Report