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Registration Open for Multi-County 4-H Roundup

Registration is open for the Multi-County 4-H Roundup. This event is for both Mineral and Hampshire County 4-H members. Enrolled 4-H members may register online. It will take place April 3 at 6 p.m. at Potomac State College Science Hall. Below are all the contest areas;  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the WVU Mineral County Extension Office at 304-788-3621.

Mineral County 4-H Member showing off her entry into the Cupcake War at the 2019 Multi-County Roundup.

Art Exhibit - This opportunity will be designed to help develop creativity and to provide an area for young artists to display their work. Competition will include Junior and Senior divisions in each of the five categories:

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Mineral County Open Horse Show

Open Horse Show host by Pony Express 4-H Club Show will be Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8 a.m.

The show will be at the Mineral County Fairgrounds in the Horse Arena. For more information contact members from the Pony Express 4-H club or Mineral County Extension Service at 304-788-3621.

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Congratulations to our 2018 Mineral County Fair Winners!



Read Congratulations to our 2018 Mineral County Fair Winners!

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 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 Mineral 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.

Mineral County Highlights

  • 27 AmeriCorps members served 170 youths through Energy Express for six weeks during the summer to help them stay connected and educated. In addition to literacy support, Mineral County youths received 10,200 meals and 1,020 books.
  • Community members stayed connected during the pandemic through a variety of virtual program offerings. Participants reported learning new information and feeling less isolated.