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Wayne County 4-H Newsletter

Shooting Sports 4-H Club

Our 4-H Shooting Sports Club held its first meeting since the summer break on Monday, September 9. Youth enrollment forms were passed out and information about the program. The next club meeting will be Monday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. If you have children interested in joining, please contact our office at 304-272-6839 for location details.

2019 Wayne County Sharp Shooters 4-H Club

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Youth Recognized at Alpha II

Last month, two Wayne County 4-H members were recognized at Alpha II, a State 4-H Camp, held at WVU Jackson's Mill in Weston, WV. Zoe Harold was selected to serve as Chief of the Delaware Tribe and her younger sister Zara received the Head H Award at the conclusion of camp. We are very proud of their accomplishments. 

Zoe Harold Chief of Delaware Tribe Alpha II 2019Zoe Harold and Zara Harold at Alpha II

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Exhibit Hall at the 2019 Wayne County Fair

The Wayne County Fair Exhibit Hall is open. On display are 239 open exhibits and 267 4-H Projects! Nearly 120 4-H Projects were blue ribbon projects which entitled their work to be featured at the State Fair of WV this month. Congratulations to all our 4-Hers on a job well done and to the public for bringing all kinds of garden produce, quilts, canned food etc to showcase at the 2019 Wayne County Fair. The fair was held at Camden Park July 29 - August 3, 2019.

Exhibit Hall 2019 Wayne County FairBest of Show Quilt

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Wayne County Ag News

Open Horse Show Set for Wayne County

The Wayne County Fair Open Horse Show will start at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 27, at the Shirley Burgess Park near Wayne. Negative Coggins required for all horses and health certificate for all out of state horse. Questions - call our office at 304-272-6839.

Wayne County Horse Show

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Results from State 4-H Forestry Contest

2019 Forestry Judging Team

Youth include (l-r): Alivia Adkins, Josie Parsley, Addy Smith, Daniel Adkins, Duke Parsley, and Jenna Adkins

Several Wayne County 4-H youth competed in the 2019 State 4-H  Forestry Contest on May 4 at the Westvaco Natural Resource Center near Morgantown. Below, Coach & Ag Agent Evan Wilson stands with the youth participants from Wayne County. The Junior Team of Duke, Addie and Josie placed first in the state in the junior division. Individual placings are as follows: Duke placed 4th in the state; Danielle placed 6th in the state; Addy placed 7th in the state; Jenna placed 9th in the state, Alivia placed 10th in the state; and Josie placed 11th in the state.

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Farmers Market Information Meeting

Farmers Market Informational Meeting - Thursday, May, 2 2019 from 5 - 8 p.m., featuring the WVU Extension Service logo and a bunch of fruits and vegetables.

The WVU Extension Service-Wayne County invites you to the Farmers Market Informational Meeting on May 2, 2019, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The meeting will be hosted at the Wayne County Extension Office at 27572 East Lynn Road, Wayne, WV 25570.

Sessions include:

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Wayne County CEOS News

Annual Pecan Fundraiser

It's that time of year again! Our CEOS members are taking orders for 16 oz. bags of pecan halves for $10 each. If you would like to order fresh pecans (yet to be harvested), please call our office at 304-272-6839.

2019 Wayne County CEOS Pecan Sale Fundraiser - $10 Bag

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Highlights from the Charleston Area Fall Meeting

Highlights from the Charleston Area meeting hosted by the Boone County CEOS members - great program and time of sharing and fellowship. The theme was "Mend a Heart Together." CEOS members Betty Webb and Audrey Willis were able to attend. Many thanks to Trish Harris and Nancy Crockett for putting together a beautiful donation basket! To learn more about CEOS, please call our office at 304-272-6839

Charleston Area CEOS Meeting locationBetty  Webb and Audrey Willis at Charleston Area Meeting

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Latest news from the Quilt & Fiber Club

The CEOS Quilt & Fiber Club did a fall craft on September 10 as part of their regular meeting as well as learned how to do a V-stitch. The club is always looking for new members. To learn more about this club, please call our office at 304-272-6839!

Fall decoration craft
Fall decoration centerpiece

Fall decoration craft

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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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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 Wayne 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.

Wayne County Highlights

  • More than 2,140 youths participated in 4-H programming.
  • More than 200 youths received hands-on learning and activities to reduce the summer slide Energy Express, a free 6-week summer reading and nutrition program.
  • More than 450 youths and adults benefitted from courses, activities and outreach related to agriculture and natural resources.
  • Pop-up farmers markets, including kids’ markets, provided fresh produce to more than 1,000 of young people while providing sales of $4,240 to area farmers and businesses.
  • A $5,000 grant was secured to address food insecurity and access.