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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 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 Ohio 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.

Ohio County Highlights

    • Ohio County 4-H engaged over 700 youths through clubs, camps and enrichment programs.
    • Six Ohio County 4-H’ers participated in the filming of a Barnwood Builders episode that will showcase the leadership skills gained through 4-H.
    • Four Ohio County 4-H’ers represented the state of West Virginia at national 4-H events.
    • The Ohio County Country Fair educated approximately 12,000 people about agriculture, helping them better understand where their food comes from.
    • The Master Gardener public gardener lecture series included four educational programs that reached 120 local residents.
    • The Family Nutrition Program reached 650 youths through 33 classrooms and summer camping programs, and over 2,700 youths through a variety of public health initiatives.