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WVU launches new program giving kids free fruits and vegetables at the store

Kids Market Passport booklet and stickers.

Beginning July 19, Calhoun County kids will be able to get free fruits and vegetables at six participating stores through a new program by the West Virginia University Extension Service Family Nutrition Program.

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Calhoun County 4-H'ers Encouraged to Submit an Entry for the State Poster Contest

Posters for the Calhoun County 4-H Contest are due to the Extension Office by March 16. Top winners in each category will advance to state level competition. For questions about the Calhoun County 4-H Poster Contest, contact Jamie Mullins.

Posters can be dropped off at the WVU Extension Service Calhoun County Office, 363 Main St., Grantsville WV 26147.

People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep

The Calhoun County Extension office provides aid to farmers, gardeners, and homeowners, but also local educational programs for area families, businesses, and communities. On our website you will find Extension related information on all of these subjects.  If you have questions, you can always call our office or email us.

We are also your link to other WVU Extension offices and to West Virginia University’s related colleges. WVU’s Calhoun County Extension Office is part of the national land-grant system. Each office has the same mission as its foundation: to help people put knowledge to work.

Each WVU Extension Office can provide the public with information on many topics from many resources. The Calhoun County Extension Office faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in the following areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development and Family & Community Development. To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.

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 Calhoun 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.

Highlights

    • Despite COVID-19, Calhoun County WVU Extension and their partners provided virtual 4-H camping, a virtual youth livestock show and sale, and other distance learning opportunities.  Additionally, Calhoun County WVU Extension focused on assisting in meeting the needs of the community through agriculture and natural resources and food security efforts.
    • Calhoun County WVU Extension faculty were able to explore professional development, engage in curriculum development and program piloting, and collaborate with faculty around the state on a variety of projects and programs that will serve the community and the University in the future.

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