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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 Tucker 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.
Tucker County Highlights
- The Tucker County 4-H traditional weeklong residential camp is filled with classes ranging from shooting sports to cooking. 87 campers developed leadership skills within their tribes, attended a swimming trip and participated in educational History Alive assemblies
- The Tucker County Livestock Camp was held in October. 30 youth participants from three counties were able to tour a working sheep farm, break down a deer carcass, learn about canning meat, learn about the importance of bio security, learn how to properly give injections, ear notching and tagging—and even had a traditional Council Circle.
- The Winter Retreat was held in March, with the main theme being service. 40 campers participated in community service activities ranging from cleaning up camp to assisting the Family Resource Network set out pinwheels for child abuse prevention month.
- New to the Tucker County 4-H camping program this year was a four-day camp for 25 Cloverbud members. The Tucker County 4-H Leader’s Association received a grant from Clorox that helped sponsor the activities, crafts and STEM classes.
- Working with the teachers in the county, Tucker County Extension was able to serve
the three schools in the county offering programming in classes ranging from
STEM to agricultural literacy.