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Monongalia County 4-H

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

Forestry Judging Competition

We are pleased to announce the WVU Extension Service will offer a monthly virtual training series to educate and engage WV 4-H junior and senior youth, as well as agents and volunteers, interested in Forestry and Forestry Judging competitions. Students do not need to be on a forestry judging team to participate. 

These statewide virtual workshops will occur monthly from November through April and will be hosted by Dave McGill, our WVU Extension Forest Resources Management Specialist, and Candace DeLong, our Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent from Hampshire County. Registration via Z-Suites is open now and required. Links to the Zoom meetings will be emailed to registrants. All workshops are from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dates and Topics will be:

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November Clover Challenge

November is a time to reflect on being thankful for all that we have. Our Clover Challenge this month is to write a thank you card to someone who makes you feel grateful. Post a picture of your note to our WVU Monongalia County Extension Service Facebook page or contact Heather Tanton. We will send you a fun surprise for participating!

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Crafting with Cloverbuds

Join us on December 5, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Monongalia County Extension Office for this holiday themed Cloverbud event!  Children who are Cloverbud aged can register to have a morning of holiday crafting and fun.  Participants will make crafts that can be used as gifts, bake yummy treats, and have a clover-tastic time!  Space will be limited to 8 participants, due to COVID-19 regulations. Registration will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 9 and will be available through your ZSuites account.

The cost is $25 per member. Masks are required and parents are not allowed to attend (Heather and Becca will be responsible for enrolled members). Enrollment will be open to registered 4-H members. Those enrolled are required to complete the COVID-19 WVU Extension waiver, as well as the other required forms. Those who register will be invoiced the $25 and will not be considered registered until that fee is collected (scholarships are available).  Registration will close on November 20, 2020.

Contact Monongalia County Extension with any additional questions.

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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.