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Roane County Youth Livestock Program Tag Animals for 151 Exhibitors

In preparation for the 2018 Roane County 4-H & FFA Youth Livestock Show and Sale, volunteers assisted with tagging animals for 151 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors. At the end of Monday, August 13, we had 45 market hogs, 45 feeder calves, 31 market lambs, and 36 market goats.

Boys combing calf

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 Roane 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.

Roane County Highlights

    • 420 youths engaged in summer reading packets prepared for the Roane County Library’s branches in Spencer, Walton and Geary. The packets involved both STEM-based and healthy activities.
    • 1,150 youths engaged in microgreens growing kits prepared with soil, plant containers and seeds for each participant to grow their own microgreens.
    • 759 youths participated in our fall kids farmers markets at the elementary schools.