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Upcoming Events of Interest to Mercer County
The Mountaineer Farm Talk! podcast features interviews with Extension professionals and other agricultural experts about timely topics important to West Virginia...
This session of WVU Extension's Sustainable Tourism webinar series, participants will compare and contrast a destination management approach versus a destination marketing...
West Virginia 4-H and WVU Extension have several generous donors who provide aid to potential students every year. Browse the list of WVU Extension scholarships Keep in mind...
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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 Mercer 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.
Mercer County Highlights
- Mercer County Extension staff worked with 2,363 4-H youths and 99 vetted 4-H volunteers.
- More than 279 adult contacts and 335 youth direct teaching contacts were made through agriculture and natural resources programming.
- Families and health programming made 75 adult direct teaching contacts.