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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!
West Virginia University Extension works to provide “solutions in your community” through key programs and resources including agriculture, environment and natural resources, 4-H youth development, food and nutrition, health and wellness, financial planning and home gardening. These research-based programs and services are available to all residents of Mason County thanks to the tremendous support of our community members, local organizations, volunteers and local partners – the Board of Education and County Commission.
Mason County Highlights
More than 250 non-livestock projects were completed and featured virtually on the county and state levels.
Nearly 200 4-H members and FFA members took part in the Mason County Youth Livestock Show and Sale in 2020, generating over $407,000, the majority of which went directly to the youth exhibitors.
Despite the pandemic, CEOS members reported 4,625 community service hours, which can be translated to more than $106,000 in value to the community.
The Southern Bull Test generated $181,750 to local producers through the sale of 37 bulls and 41 heifers.