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Three WV '63 tomatoes hanging on the vine at various stages of ripeness, from bright red to light green.

The Classic West Virginia '63 Tomato

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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 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 Marion 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.

Marion County Highlights

  • Youth agricultural educational lessons were taught to 454 youth at various schools, afterschool programs, library programs, the Youth Day Report Center, playground program, homeschool groups, and other events in Marion County.
  • 466 children participated in the multi-session Show Me Nutrition lessons at five Marion County schools and through one summer SOLE program. 
  • The WVU Extension Marion County Office had 15,986.3 volunteer hours from our different programs in 2022. With a 2022 estimated value of each volunteer hour of $29.95, that's $478,789.69 invested in our communities.