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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!

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 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.


  • Participation in 4-H programming continues to rise. In 2018, camp participation increased by 13 youths (+19%) with 27 first time campers. Club participation increases are requiring the recruitment and vetting of additional 4-H volunteers. Additionally, project completion remained consistent in 2018, but youth enrollment for 2019 suggests this figure will rise even more.
  • Calhoun County is considered a Food Desert due to the limited number of outlets from which to access/purchase food within the community. WVU Extension Calhoun County played a large role in obtaining more than $12,000 in grant funding to provide supplemental food to youth and adult populations in the county.
  • Extension related programs positively affected the Calhoun County economy in 2018. Energy Express assured summer service positions for seven college-age young adults. These members received living stipends for their service. Additionally, CSA efforts resulted in approximately $350 in additional local produce being purchased for six straight weeks this summer. That is $2,100 going into the economy during that time period.