Upcoming Events of Interest to Greenbrier County
Fri, Feb 23, 2024
- Feb 25
Smartphone apps, robots, video games, movies – the world runs on code. Software jobs are predicted to grow 34 percent in the next few years, making coding and app development...
Fri, Mar 15, 2024
- Mar 17
While attending WV 4-H Dance Weekend, youth spend the weekend learning new dances and mastering their favorites. Workshops include beloved classic options such as Square and...
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West Virginia youths feel pretty passionate about their communities. And they are improving their hometowns by developing ideas and opportunities to make their communities even “cooler.”
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 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 the focus and outreach of youth programming to include special interests, such as after-school, STEM and virtual activities. Distributed 3,000 Camp in a Bag activities to 1st through 10th grade youths during the summer.
- Served nearly 547 youths through virtual camping, in- and after-school programming, livestock and agricultural opportunities, and Energy Express.
- Worked with hog producers in the Midwest who had nowhere to go with their finished hogs due to shutdowns in the processing industry. Through the COVID-19 Market Hog Project, Extension agents marketed 450 butcher-ready hogs to 160 families supplying approximately 88,000 pounds of pork to Greenbrier Valley residents. This helped hog producers and ensured families had meat during an uncertain time.
- Partnered with Monroe County on the Ham, Bacon and Egg Program serving 94 youths, aided in securing approximately $45,885 through a virtual sale and aided in recruiting 49 buyers.
- Selected to participate in the FARMacy program (one of 10 counties), which supplied 30 diabetic patients with $16,000 worth of fresh vegetables over a 15-week period. Funded through a Walmart grant with all $16,000 used to purchase produce from local farmers.