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Explore 4-H Soil Judging

Love playing in the dirt? We're seeking 4-H members from both Jefferson and Berkeley Counties to come explore joining a 4-H Land Judging Team. 

Come to our informational meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 6 p.m., at the WVU Tree Fruit Research & Education Center, located at 67 Apple Harvest Drive in Kearneysville to learn more.

What is Land Judging? This 4-H contest teaches members about soil, water, and how to determine the best use for the land. 

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Gardening 101 with the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners

Are you lacking a green thumb when it comes to home gardening? Learn from the local gardening experts - members of the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardener Association - during a crash course in gardening. Topics include starting a garden, selecting and starting seeds, monitoring for pests, diseases, and weeds, water conservation, and harvesting and storing your garden goods.

Saturday, March 2
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WVU Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research & Education Center
67 Apple Harvest Lane
Kearneysville, WV

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Whereas,  The West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) and Jefferson County CEOS are volunteers with a Mission to broaden SERVICE in our COMMUNITY, continue our lifelong EDUCATIONAL learning to strengthen individuals and families and provide an OUTREACH for leadership. Whereas, In partnership with West Virginia University Extension Service, the CEOS pledges that its Purpose of Education will assist us in meeting the needs of a changing and diverse society. Whereas, For their significant service and contribution to the well-being of family and community.

Be It Known, that Jefferson County Commissioners hereby proclaims May 20 – 26 as West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service Week.

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Jefferson 4-H Report

Camp Frame 4-H Chicken BBQ

Flying WV | 4-H Clover
On Saturday May 19, don't cook dinner. Stop by Camp Frame from 3-7 p.m., and support 4-H at the annual BBQ Chicken Dinner. Get 1/2 BBQ chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, apple sauce, hot rolls, cake, and a drink.

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People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep

The Jefferson County Extension office provides aid to farmers, gardeners, and homeowners, but also local educational programs for area families, businesses, and communities. On our website you will find Extension Service related information on all of these subjects.  If you have questions, you can always call our office or email us.

We are also your link to other WVU Extension offices and to West Virginia University’s related colleges. WVU’s Jefferson County Extension Office is part of the national land-grant system. Each office has the same mission as its foundation: to help people put knowledge to work.

Each WVU Extension Office can provide the public with information on many topics from many resources. The Jefferson County Extension Office faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in the following areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development and Family & Community Development. To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.

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.