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WVU Extension to offer free, virtual educational opportunities in October
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 Grant 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 Grant 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.
Grant County Highlights
- More than 150 school-aged youths were reached through the Get Experience in Mindfulness curriculum.
- The 2020-2021 WVBEP concluded with the 53rd annual sale, where 88 bulls were cataloged and 84 were sold for a gross of $293,800 or $3,498/head.
- Conducted ultrasounds (locally and statewide) on more than 1,000 ewes and does for pregnancy, preformed breeding soundness exams on rams and answered questions across the state on small ruminant nutrition, breeding and general husbandry.
- Delivered 21 hours of nutrition education and virtually taught 21 sessions to 70 fifth graders at Petersburg Elementary School using the Show Me Nutrition curriculum.