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The Classic West Virginia '63 Tomato

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McDowell County in the News

West Virginia youths win statewide competition to make hometowns ‘cooler’

My Hometown is Cool. WVU Extension Service. WVU Chambers College of Business & Economics.

West Virginia youths feel pretty passionate about their communities. And they are improving their hometowns by developing ideas and opportunities to make their communities even “cooler.”

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 McDowell 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.

McDowell County Highlights

    • Two new 4-H & Youth Development agents joined the McDowell County team on June 8, 2020.
    • Expanded focus and outreach efforts of youth programming to include special interests, such as cooking, outdoor recreation safety and community involvement.

      Download the McDowell County Annual Report