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Abundant with Agricultural Diversity

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Jefferson County is home to farmers that produce grains, livestock, fruit, vegetables, and everything in between. Agriculture here is diverse thanks to good land, nearby markets, and a rich history of agriculture production. No matter the size of the operation, what is produced, or years of experience, Jefferson County Extension is your local connection to help you put knowledge to work.

Jefferson County Profile, 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture

  • Population: 55,713
  • Number of Farms: 607
  • Land in Farms: 66,113 acres
  • Market Value of Products Sold: $28,654,000
  • Top Commodities: milk, grains, corn, wheat

Buying Local

The entire Eastern Panhandle offers a wide variety of ways to source local food to feed your family. Refer to our farm guide for an updated list of farms in Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson counties that sell direct to consumer, as well as area farmers markets and their days and hours of operation. 

If you own a farm and wish to be included in this list, contact the Jefferson County office. 

Download a printable Eastern Panhandle Farm Guide


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Gardening 101 Series

This webinar series is designed to equip new and novice gardeners with the tools and knowledge to start their own gardens. Take part in one or all of these free gardening webinars and grow your green thumb this spring. Sessions are taught by WVU Extension Master Gardeners, Extension Agents, and other industry experts.

* = recommended for all beginners
All sessions will take place Tuesday evenings from 7 PM to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. The webinar link will be emailed upon registration. For questions, contact Emily Morrow, WVU Jefferson County Agent at Emily.Wells@mail.wvu.edu or call our office at 304-728-7413.

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