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Sue and Randall Jones Memorial Endowment to provide Calhoun County 4-H’ers with unique experiences

Photo of Sue Jones on the left, seated, and Randall Jones seated on the right - both in WVU gear/colors

The legacy of two 4-H All Stars and West Virginia 4-H Hall of Famers from Calhoun County will live on through the Sue and Randall Jones Memorial Endowment Fund established through West Virginia University Extension Service . With the new endowment, county 4-H’ers will have the opportunity to participate in out-of-county experiences—something that the youths otherwise may not have the chance to do. 

WVU Calhoun County Extension Service announces new office hours

Morgantown, W.Va. – Beginning the week of Jan. 8, the West Virginia University Calhoun County Extension Service office will change its office hours to be open 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.

The same programs will still be offered, and Calhoun County residents will still receive the 4-H, CEOs and agriculture-related programs they know and have come to count on.

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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 Service 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!

WVU Extension works to provide “solutions in your community” through key programs and resources including agriculture, environment and natural resources, 4-H youth development, food and nutrition, health and wellness, financial planning and home gardening. These research-based programs and services are available to all residents of Calhoun County thanks to the tremendous support of community members, local organizations, volunteers and local partners – the Board of Education and County Commission.


    • Participation in 4-H programming continues to rise. Camp participation grew by 28% in the past two years and the non-livestock project completion increased by 83% (from 24 to 44). Youths are actively participating in 4-H programming in Calhoun County. A rise in teen involvement through the resurgence of a Teen Leader program has resulted in a Teen Leader Club with more than 15 members who plan to chart summer of 2020.
    • Since obtaining the old Arnoldsburg Elementary property, the Calhoun County Youth Livestock Program had a goal of eventually building a barn adjacent to the current structure. That goal is looking like more of a reality as resales in 2019 resulted in $4,827 toward those efforts. This money, and other funds associated with the project, are providing a basis from which to pursue additional funding via grants and loans. The barn is becoming a very realistic possibility.