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WVU Harrison County Extension Service

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Contact the Harrison 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 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 Harrison 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.

Harrison County Highlights

  • In 2018, 325 Harrison County youths attended the weeklong, residential county 4-H camp held at WVU Jackson’s Mill.
  • Harrison County Master Gardeners completed 900 hour of volunteer community service and 300 hours of continuing education courses.
  • The WVU Extension Service agent for family and community development in Harrison County reached 200 participants with diabetes education in 2018.