WVU Fayette County Extension Service
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Contact the Fayette County Office for current news and to learn about upcoming opportunities in our local area. Ask us for more information about topics including:
Fayette County 4-H News
Fayette County 4-H Camp
Date: July 6-10, 2020
Location: Fayette County 4-H Park, Beckwith, W.Va.
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 Fayette 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.
Fayette County Highlights
- The Energy Express Program provided Fayette County youths with 330 books and 1,800 meals, which were delivered to households.
- More than 1,310 volunteer hours were registered from 25 Master Gardeners with a value given back to the community of $33,346.72.
- Partnered with regional stakeholders to develop a shared tourism-focused economic and community development recreation vision across counties and towns to improve social, ecological and economic health and vitality of the New River Gorge region.
- Partnered with Keys 4 Healthy Kids to develop and provide Steps 4 Stronger Families, a community collaborative approach to children’s health. As part of the collaborative, Teen Cuisine was taught to families in 12 weeks of online sessions.