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Hancock County Celebrates National 4-H Week

During 4-H Week, remind youth and alumni of 4-H programs, and why this program is so important!

Learn about National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week 2018

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Announcing Inaugural Hancock County Garden Contest

Are you a home gardener? Lett-uce see your work by entering the first annual Hancock County Home Gardening Contest!

Here’s how to enter the Hancock County Garden Contest:

A. Call us at 304-564-3805 for a registration form. There are two categories (vegetables and flowers) for you to choose from - enter either or both!

B. By August 15, 2018, you can:
Take some digital photos of your garden and email them to or:

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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 Hancock 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.

Hancock County Highlights

    • WVU Hancock County Extension Service helps lead a tri-state collaborative for regional tourism with a 200-member database from three states and 13 counties.
    • WVU Extension Service’s agents in the northern panhandle received the Excellence in Volunteerism Award at the 2019 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference.