Upcoming Events of Interest to Gilmer County
The West Virginia University Extension, in partnership with the West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (WVCEOS), is offering a series of virtual classes in October as a part of the “Helpful Hands” Leadership and Enrichment Conference. The courses, which will be offered virtually, are free and open to the public.
Contact the Gilmer County Office for current news and to learn about upcoming opportunities in our local area. Ask us for more information about topics including:
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 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 Gilmer 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.
Gilmer County Highlights
- Provided more than 150 adults with timely agriculture and gardening education material.
- 260 elementary youths learned how to create a square-foot garden in the Gilmer County Elementary High Tunnel.
- 36 youths participated in virtual Energy Express six-week summer reading program. 72 youths were served in summer feeding program.
- More than $49,000 in local economic impact from Youth Livestock Project Sales.
- 125 households participated in home gardening activities.