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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 Putnam 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.

Putnam County Highlights

    • 44 youths attended the virtual Putnam County 4-H camp, which was held in place of the traditional residential camp due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • The Putnam County Youth Livestock Sale had 69 livestock exhibitors whose sales contributed $130,000 to the local economy.
    • The Putnam County Lego robotics team (Clover STEMs) placed in multiple tournaments and was selected as the West Virginia representative for the Carolinas Open Invitational Tournament. The team also received the 2020 Recycling Education and Awareness Award from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
    • Assisted the local community in home food preservation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.