Wirt County News
Wirt County Extension Hosts Two Upcoming Workshops
WVU-Wirt County Extension Service will host two workshops in the next month. Here's a description, date, time, and registration information for these free events and share the information.
Wirt County seeks Master Gardener Applicants
The West Virginia University Extension Service Master Gardener program in Wirt County is looking for people who are passionate about gardening and want their horticultural skills to be as sharp as their pruning shears.
Once enrolled as a volunteer, they will learn the most up‐to‐date science behind gardening basics, which will then be used to give back to the community in a variety of ways, including community gardening and beautification projects throughout Wirt County.
2018 Wirt County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Sale
Eighty-eight 4-H and FFA members showed off their hard work during the 2018 Wirt County Fair Livestock Show and Sale. 136 animals were exhibited and sold during the fair including 4 market steers, 12 feeder steers, 17 replacement heifers, 4 feeder heifers, 17 lambs, 70 hogs, and 12 pens of market rabbits. The exhibitors have prepared months for the show and sale and their determination was rewarded with achievements in showmanship, market classes, and during the sale.
Wirt County 4-H News
2018 Wirt County 4-H Camp Wrap Up
During the week of June 17th – 21st, 61 Wirt County 4-H’ers gathered at Camp Barbe for a week of learning, teamwork, citizenship, and service. During camp, 4-H members participated in classes, group activities, recreation, informative assemblies, and youth leadership development. 4-H Camp is a unique experience for youth from 9-21 years old to work together and develop lifelong friendships.
Wirt County Livestock Showmanship Clinic
A livestock showmanship clinic will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Wirt County High School from 4 - 6 p.m for 4-H and FFA members. All Wirt County 4-H and FFA Members are encouraged to attend.
This workshop will allow you to participate in hands-on activities in small groups and ask species specific questions to adults with experience in showing livestock. You will gain valuable insight and resources to help you better understand the value of raising and showing livestock animals.
Quality Assurance Training now Available for Wirt County 4-H and FFA Members
Quality assurance training is now available online! If you need to complete or renew your quality assurance certificate, please do so by June 15, 2018. Requirements for completing the training are below.
All 4-H/FFA members are required to complete the online training program when:
- Sep208:00 AM - 5:00 PMExtension Service Annual Meeting
- Oct2 All Day CEOS Fall Conference at Jackson's Mill
- Oct6 All Day 4-H Football Day
- Oct156:30 PM - 8:00 PMWirt County 4-H Leaders Assocaition Meeting
- Nov2 All Day 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference
- Nov3 All Day West Virginia Weekend at the National Fire Academy
People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep
The Wirt County Extension office provides aid to farmers, gardeners, and homeowners, but also local educational programs for area families, businesses, and communities. On our website you will find Extension Service related information on all of these subjects. If you have questions, you can always call our office or email us.
We are also your link to other WVU Extension offices and to West Virginia University’s related colleges. WVU’s Wirt County Extension Office is part of the national land-grant system. Each office has the same mission as its foundation: to help people put knowledge to work.
Each WVU Extension Office can provide the public with information on many topics from many resources. The Wirt County Extension Office faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in the following areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development and Family & Community Development. To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.
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.