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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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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 Jefferson 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.   

Jefferson County Highlights

  • The WVU Jefferson County Extension Service office held an open house in 2018 to promote our programs, activities and better interact with the community.
  • More than 480 youths enrolled in the Jefferson County 4-H program in 2018.
  • WVU Extension Service agriculture programming reached more than 750 Jefferson County residents in 2018.
  • Jefferson County CEOS members raised more than $13,000 to benefit women who have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer at their annual fundraising event.