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Wayne County 4-H Newsletter

2019 4-H Dates Released

The 2019 dates have been released for 4-H Camp in Wayne County along with dates for state and national events. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

Day Camp: week of June 10 at Mays Chapel

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National 4-H Week in Wayne County

National 4-H Week 2018

On October 4, Wayne County 4-H members Conner and Benton Hall of the Genoa Warriors 4-H Club, presented gifts of appreciation to the Wayne County Commissioners Bob Pasley, David Pennington, and Kenneth Adkins for their continued support of the Wayne County 4-H and Extension Programs. President of County Commission, Bob Pasley read a proclamation of declaring it National 4-H Week in Wayne County starting October 7 through the 13th. National 4-H Week is a time to recognize the opportunities available through the West Virginia and specifically the Wayne County 4-H program.

West Virginia 4-H is a free youth development program of the West Virginia University Extension Service that builds leadership skills, strengthens communities and emphasizes a “learn by doing” approach to education. In West Virginia, one in every four youths is involved in 4-H. In Wayne County, over 2,000  youth participate in 4-H through school enrichment programs, after school, 4-H camp, and traditional community clubs. Anyone between the ages of 9 and 21 can join 4-H with a parent or guardian’s permission. Younger kids, ages 5-to-8, who are interested in the practices of 4-H can join a pre-4-H program called Cloverbuds, which focuses more on fun and social activities that set the stage for future learning. Older members can become active in any of the seven collegiate 4-H clubs in the state.

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Declare Animal Science Projects by January 2, 2019

livestock

Wayne County 4-H members are asked to declare any animal science project they wish to show at the 2019 Wayne County Fair by January 2, 2019. Members are asked to complete a declaration form that can be secured by emailing Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent or Evan Wilson, Ag Extension Agent.

If members or their parents have questions, they are asked to call the WVU Wayne County Extension Office at 304-272-6839.

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Wayne County Ag News

New Ag Agent Started July 18

evan wilson

Evan Wilson of Mason County joined WVU Extension Service on July 18 as the Wayne-Cabell Ag & Natural Resource Agent. He comes to us with a Bachelors in Ag & Extension Education and a Masters in Ag, Natural Resource & Design from West Virginia University. Evan grew up on his great-grandfather's farm near Apple Grove, WV and was active in 4-H and FFA during his middle and high school years. Evan looks forward to working with farmers and land owners in Wayne and Cabell counties. The public can reach him at the WVU Extension Service Wayne County office at 304-272-6839or via email.

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Retired Wayne County Extension Agent Passes Away

1979 Wayne County Office Staff

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, our beloved County Extension Agent, Carl Marcum passed away. He served Wayne County for 33  years and retired in December 2012. This photo features the time when Carl started as the County Extension Agent in 1979. Carl is surrounded by Charlie (Stickler) Rickman (left) and Meg Baughman (right).

Carl's obituary provides more information on his passing. He left a wonderful mark on our county and will truly be missed!

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Wayne County Cattlemen to Hold 2018 Winter & Spring Meetings

beef cattle

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Wayne County CEOS News

Kenova Breast Cancer Awareness Event

The Buffalo Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) Club held their annual breast cancer awareness event at the Kenova Gazebo on Tuesday October 2, 2018. CEOS members as well as members of the public came out to mark the occasion and help increase awareness of the importance of early detection when it comes to breast and other forms of cancer. Many thanks to City of Kenova Mayor Don Bias and Gordon Jones for supporting this event. To learn more about the WVU Extension CEOS Program, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Kenova Breast Cancer Awarness Event 2018

Kenova Breast Cancer Awarness Event 2018

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Wayne Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Wayne Breast Cancer Event Oct 2018

Members of the public, including women from Marie's House in Wayne, came out to support the Wayne County CEOS Breast Cancer Awareness event held Monday October 1, 2018. Many thanks to David Pennington, Wayne County Commissioner who declared it Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Wayne County.

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Community Service Project for Buffalo CEOS Club

Members of the Buffalo CEOS Club (l-r: Eddie Lee Young, Mary Sue Hamilton, Ruth Reger, and Dot Cullars) recently made several beautiful adult clothing protectors as part of an ongoing community service project. These clothing protectors were given to residents at the Grayson Assisted Living near Lavalette. To learn more about the Wayne County CEOS program and its clubs, please call our office at 304-272-6839.

Adult Clothing Protectors Buffalo Club Oct 2018

Adult Clothing Protectors Buffalo Club Oct 2018

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4-H Youth Development

Did you know that in 4-H, you can build a rabbit den, go on a hike, learn photography, be a news reporter, raise small pets and livestock, safely shoot an air rifle, shot gun, or bow and arrow, learn about other cultures and customs, go to camp and make new friends? Did you know that 4-H is for everyone between the ages of 5 and 21? That’s right, everyone! In 4-H you can learn leadership skills and contribute to your community! Here are just a few exciting activities that Wayne County 4-H members are involved with:

  • 4-H Heritage Quilt Trail
  • Shooting Sports – air rifle, shot gun, and archery
  • Livestock and horses

The Wayne County 4-H program has lots of opportunities for youths of all ages. Call our office to receive more information.


Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS)

In many ways, CEOS is 4-H for adults! The purpose of CEOS is to provide leadership development, continuing education and service. CEOS members have lots of fun while learning and giving back to their community through various service projects. Wayne County CEOS Clubs are always looking for new members - call our office to learn more. 

Gardening & Horticulture

Do you have questions about your garden or the vegetables growing in it? Or do you need your soil tested? Or do you have questions about your lawn? If you answered yes to any of these questions, feel free to call our office anytime 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Family Nutrition Program

The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is comprised of numerous nutrition, food and physical activity projects designed to help limited resource families, youths and adults improve their health. FNP targets risk factors associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases. For more information, please contact Lisa Bell, Adult Health Educator at  304-272-6839.

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