WVU Taylor County Extension Service
At your service in our community.
2020 Taylor Summer Science Series
Summer is a time for relaxing and enjoying yourself, but you can also learn new things at the same time! Join AmeriCorps VISTAs Jordan, Mikala, and Charis each week for fun and easy STEM activities via Zoom.
All Summer Science activities can be accessed via https://wvu.zoom.us/j/94481779561. Demonstrations will also be recorded and posted on YouTube.
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 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 Lego Robotics First Lego League team received the Champion’s Award at the regional qualifier and was selected to compete in the state First Lego League tournament.
- The 4-H Air Rifle program had four members who scored in the top 20 at the regional qualifiers and placed third among the senior teams in the state air rifle competition.
- The Central/Taylor County Calf Pool had seven producers from Taylor County participate. They received an estimated net increase in farm income of $6,771 by joining the program.