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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.
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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 Pendleton 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.
Pendleton County Highlights
177 adults and youths were provided more than $3,000 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with educational materials throughout the summer of 2020.
Pendleton, Tucker and Randolph counties’ beef producers marketed 436 head of calves through the West Virginia Assurance Sale at a $71/head advantage over calves sold in the special graded sale. This sale generated more than $430,000 with a total advantage of $30,000 returned to producers for their efforts.
42 producers reduced the use of commercial-purchased fertilizer with a savings in excess of $175,000 over the past five years.
Active Pathways were added to all elementary schools in the county.