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The new 4-H year begins on October 1. For those who have participated before with Monongalia County 4-H, your local agent will send instructions on how to re-enroll your child in ZSuite on October 1. Please do not try and re-enroll until after that date because you will just have to re-do it.
Several of our community clubs are going to begin meeting and some are delaying their meeting starts. It's recommended you reaching out to your club leaders to see when their first meeting will be held. Monongalia County will hold a countywide Cloverbud (age 5-8) monthly meeting the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m., and a countywide teen leader club (ages 12 and up) that meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office at Mylan Park. Both clubs will begin in October.
Please contact the Monongalia County Extension Office if you have any questions. We are looking
for teen and adult volunteers to assist with our Cloverbud club: please let us know if you are interested.
To celebrate National 4-H Week, the Monongalia County 4-H Leaders Association will be hosting a coloring contest for currently enrolled members in Monongalia. The coloring sheet can be downloaded and printed and all entries will be displayed throughout the month of October in the windows of the Main Street Morgantown office on High Street.
Entries can be scanned to MonongaliaCountyExtension@mail.wvu.edu, mailed to:
or dropped in the drop box right beside our office door. Entries are due September 24. PLEASE be sure to include your name, grade, address, and phone number on the back of your completed entry. If you do not do that, you will not be eligible to receive a prize. Prizes will be: 1st Place- 4-H Sweatshirt, 2nd Place- 4-H T-shirt, 3rd Place- 4-H Hat. Age Categories for Prizes are: Elementary (3rd – 5th Grade), Middle (6th- 8th Grade), and Older (9th Grade - age 21). All Cloverbuds that participate will receive a prize pack. If you need us to mail you a coloring sheet, please let me know.
Please save the date for a fun afternoon of 4-H activities at
our pavilion at the Monongalia County Extension Office/ 4-H Center at Mylan Park. We will be
holding a 4-H Clover Kick-off from 2-4:30 p.m. on October 3. We will have lots
of fun things planned including stations related to each of the four H’s- head,
heart, hands, and health. While you are here, you can get re-enrolled as a
member and receive a fun prize. The first 100 4-H aged youth in attendance will
receive a prize pack. Masks are required at this event for all in attendance.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Heather at Heather.Tanton@mail.wvu.edu.
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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 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
- The 4-H program reached 4,760 youths in Monongalia County through clubs, school enrichment programs, camps and other programs. 424 youths were involved in clubs, 370 youths were involved in short-term programs, 115 youths attended camping programs and 4,125 youths participated in school enrichment programs.
- 59 animals were exhibited and sold by 40 4-H youths. 76 Monongalia County 4-H exhibits were shown virtually through the statewide exhibit website. Monongalia County had a 62.4% project completion rate (up from 40% last year).
- Regional Beef Quality Assurance Feeder Calf sales marketed through the WV-PA pool totaled $427,880 for regional beef farmers.
- The Monongalia County CEOS supported the community with a total of 13,622 volunteer hours from 48 total members.