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2021 Taylor County Fair

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The Taylor County Fair is back, live and in person for 2021! Head to the Fairgrounds July 28th - 31st for rides, games, entertainment, livestock shows, 4-H projects, and more.

The gates will open each evening at 5 (noon on Saturday) and activities will run until 10.

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Alternative Access to the Extension Office

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, visitors to the WVU Extension Service Taylor County Office must come in through the back way, NOT through the hospital, because of construction work on the new nursing home. From Route 50, you will need to turn right after the hospital entrance onto West Wilford St. The road is the first right off W Wilford and will bring you up to the left of the office.

Demolition of Family Resource Network building

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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 Taylor 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.

Taylor County Highlights

    • The 4-H Air Rifle program had four members who qualified for the State 4-H Air Rifle Competition. One member recorded the top score and qualified for the National Air Rifle Competition.
    • The 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Sale was offered virtually in response to COVID-19. 46 youths participated with 99 exhibits.
    • Calf pool participants increased their net income by an estimated $5,554 through participation.
    • 325 individuals participated in the Grow This: West Virginia Garden Challenge.