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WVU Harrison County Extension Service

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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 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

    • 141 Harrison County 4-H youths and 12 Harrison County 4-H Cloverbuds attended a weeklong, virtual county 4-H camp.
    • 254 calves were marketed through the Central/Taylor Calf Pool, realizing a $62.97 per head return over stockyard prices for a total of $15,994.38.
    • Harrison County Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) members volunteered more than 39,000 service hours.
    • The Family Nutrition Program staff reached more than 2,200 youths in Harrison County through various programming. 
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