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Greenbrier County in the News
Two faculty members from West Virginia University Extension Service’s Family and Community Development unit were nationally recognized for their dedication and commitment to meeting the needs of West Virginia individuals, families and communities at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The adage “life happens” exists for a reason. On occasion, unforeseen
circumstances lead to tragic events, and they affect people of all walks of life.
Our resolve as people to get through tough times builds character and ultimately
decides how our story is told, but not without help from family, friends, community
and, hopefully, programs to assist.
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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 Greenbrier 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.
Greenbrier County Highlights
- Enhanced focus and outreach of youth programming to include special interests such as STEM activities, outdoor education and sports.
- Served nearly 1,130 youths through residential camping, in- and after-school programming, livestock and agricultural opportunities and Energy Express.
- Partnered with Monroe County on the Ham and Bacon program which garnered sales totaling more than $95,000 for area youths.
- Provided health and nutrition education and programming to nearly 700 adults and families in the area, including canning and food safety courses, Love Your Heart, Stress Less with Mindfulness, general nutrition and healthy eating classes.