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Monongalia County 4-H

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Monongalia County 4-H and National 4-H Week

The Monongalia County 4-H Program will be hosting a National 4-H Week Council Circle and Achievement Program on October 6 at Camp Muffly. We will begin the afternoon with tribal meetings at 2 p.m., followed by council circle from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Attention 4-H club leaders: The 4-H Leaders Association will be holding a National 4-H Week decorated door contest. The theme will be Add Color to Your Life with 4-H – Responsibility, Citizenship, Service, Leadership, Communication. You have until the end of October to complete your decorated door which can be anything (billboard, poster, door, etc.) that is displayed in a public location. There are monetary prizes. Pictures must be emailed to me at or texted to me at 304-376-2639 by October 31.

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Monongalia County Fair 4-H Exhibits

The Monongalia County 4-H Program is excited to exhibit 4-H members’ projects at the 2019 Monongalia County Fair. In order to exhibit, youth enrolled as regular 4-H members will complete and turn in 4-H exhibits to the Hazel Ruby Building at Mylan Park during exhibit check-in. (Project books were due to the Extension Office by June 3, 2019). 4-H members may also drop off non-food exhibits at the Extension Office the week before the Fair – August 5-9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, and life skills of youth through hands-on learning programs. The 4-H name represents four personal development areas of focus for the organization: head, heart, hands, and health. Although typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization as a result of its history, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, and science, engineering and technology programs.​

4-H exhibit check-in will be with the culinary and craft check-in at the Hazel Ruby Building the Sunday before the from 1 to 4 p.m. (August 11). 4-H exhibits can be picked-up the Saturday night of the Fair. All exhibits that are not picked up on Saturday night will be transported to the Extension Office and must be picked-up the week following the fair at the Extension Office by 4-H Club Leaders, who will then distribute exhibits to club members. Food exhibits will be thrown away and project books and ribbons will be returned to members/club leaders. The club leaders will be given the projects, so please pick-up exhibits from your club leaders, if they are not picked-up at the Fair on Saturday night. Please note- if picking projects up at the Fair on Saturday night, you must pay to get in.

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4-H Day at the State Fair

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Monongalia County 4-H Today

Putting Knowledge to Work!

West Virginia University Extension Service 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 Monongalia 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.  

Monongalia County Highlights

  • Employees and WVU faculty members of the Monongalia County Extension Service are excited about the construction of the new Monongalia County Extension Service Complex and 4-H Center at Mylan Park. This complex will provide the opportunity for additional programming for our local community members and youth.
  • Monongalia County was one of six counties who was randomly selected to take part in a USDA Civil Rights’ review. The 4-H program was reviewed and, although official results are forthcoming, reviewers indicated that program reaches a variety of demographics and young people throughout the county and youths from a variety of backgrounds who are involved in 4-H events.