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Reviving the Heirloom Rutabaga

This Month in the Garden Calendar

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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 Wetzel 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.

Wetzel County Highlights

  • The Wetzel County Farmers Market adapted to changing protocols to have the highest yearly revenue in seven years. Sales totaled more than $25,000 with SNAP matching program totaling $6,850.
  • Wetzel County 4-H and FFA Livestock Program transitioned to an online auction, selling 23 animals for a total of $41,050.
  • 60 youths from all Wetzel County elementary schools participated in six weeks of summer learning with Energy Express. 10 young adults received excellent professional development and funding for their college educations while serving as mentors and volunteers.
  • A safe and successful merger of Wetzel and Marshall counties to form Mason Dixon Camp URLinked for 45 campers in a blend of Zoom and independent activities.