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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!

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 Hardy 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. 

Hardy County Highlights

  • The Energy Express literacy and nutrition program had 48 youth participants this summer, with seven AmeriCorps members doing more than 1900 service hours.
  • 4-H STEM programming took place at camp with 126 youths served with various curriculum from college-aged STEM ambassadors. The 4-H Code Your World curriculum was implemented by Hardy County Schools, with 520 children learning about artificial intelligence, coding and animation across 22 classes in three schools.
  • Annie’s Project was delivered to 14 local, women farmers. It emphasizes female-to-female learning and positive mentorship to help women interested in farming better to do so.
  • The bull evaluation program at Wardensville continues to be successful, with 69 buyers from five states purchasing bulls this year. Gross sales totaled $321,400, averaging $3,611 a head – an increase of $368 a head from 2017.