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Monongalia County 4-H

For the latest Monongalia County 4-H news, information, programs and events, browse our online newsletter!

2021 West Virginia 4-H State Presentation Expo

We would love to see some Monongalia County 4-H entries in the 2021 4-H State Presentation Expo. Show off your public speaking skills by participating in the contest. Entries must be first submitted on the county level and then will be judged and submitted onto the state level for judging. Contact Becca with instructions on how to submit your video in the visual presentation, PowerPoint, or Public Speaking competitions. County entries are due by March 1, 2021.

Get rules, last year's state competitors, categories and other information.

Read about 2021 West Virginia 4-H State Presentation Expo

Monongalia County 4-H Pin and County Medal Nomination

To apply for an award pin in one or more 4-H Project areas, complete the below nomination for each pin. If you are applying or nominating someone for more than one pin, a separate survey should be completed for each pin. Nominations are due by September 11, 2020 and no late nominations or applications will be accepted. The Extension Office will not be completing nominations, as we have in the past. The only way to receive a pin is to complete the survey. Keep in mind the following criteria:

1. Age must have passed 14th birthday on or before January 1, 2020. Some county awards may be presented to young members if qualified in all areas except age.

2. Years in 4-H Work – at least 3 years of 4-H Membership including current year.

Read about Monongalia County 4-H Pin and County Medal Nomination

Cheese Sale

We will again be offering the cheese and nut sale through Wilson's Zero Foods. This sale will offer different types of cheeses and bologna. Our 4-H program will receive a percentage of the sales. The order forms are now available at the Monongalia County Extension Office and on our WVU Monongalia County Extension Service Facebook page.

Orders and pre-payment due: to Extension Office on October 9, 2020
Pick-up: at the Extension Office on November 18 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Masks are required at pick-up.

We ask that all cheese orders are pre-paid. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Monongalia County Extension Office at 304-291-7201.

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Monongalia County 4-H Today

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 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

    • Moved into our new office complex located at Mylan Park, which provides much needed office and storage space, as well as a large conference room and teaching kitchen to offer additional programs and activities to the Monongalia County community.
    • Partnered with the Mountaineer Food Bank to offer fresh initiative farmers markets to local schools in the county. Volunteers from Master Gardeners, 4-H and other WVU Extension Service groups gathered to provide fresh produce to all youths attending Eastwood, Mason Dixon, Suncrest and North elementary schools.