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West Virginia 4-H’ers snag top honors at national competition

Monroe County land judging team member works from soil sampling pit during national competition

There’s a long history of West Virginia University Extension 4-H teams that have fared well in land judging and homesite evaluation competitions. And, on May 2, three Monroe County youths continued that legacy by earning a national champion title at the National Land and Range Judging Contest held in Oklahoma.


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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 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 Monroe 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.

Monroe County Highlights

  • Monroe County supports 11 community 4-H clubs with 145 enrolled members.
  • The Monroe County Calf Pool marketed $490,624.79 in cattle, which was a $78,423.68 increase from 2019.
  • As part of the COVID-19 Market Hog Program, 440 hogs ($340,000 value), were provided to citizens in the Greenbrier Valley as a food source for families.
  • 194 potential producers learned about the financial risks involved in hemp production and the importance of marketing their product for success.

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