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Local 4-H Volunteers Recognized at the State Level

The 4-H program relies on dedicated volunteers. In Wirt County, we are fortunate to have several extremely dedicated volunteers who work with youth to ensure they have a safe learning environment.  Whether that means leading a community club, helping plan 4-H camp, or assisting with activities, our 4-H volunteers are always willing to step up and lend a helping hand. On November 3, 2018, a few of our volunteers were recognized for their excellence in service at the West Virginia 4-H Volunteer Leaders Weekend held at Jackson’s Mill.

Left Robert (Bob) Sims and right Kristin Reeder pose for a picture following the All Star Ceremony.

Left Robert (Bob) Sims and right Kristin Reeder pose for a picture following the All Star Ceremony.

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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.

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Register for the All About Basil Workshop

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Wirt County seeks Master Gardener Applicants

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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.

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Wirt County 4-H News

Wirt County 4-H'ers Encouraged to Sign Up for State 4-H Camps

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Registration is currently open for four weekend state 4-H camps. Registration fees increase as camps get closer so register early. State 4-H camps are a way for 4-H'ers to meet other youth from around the state with similar interests as you. There is a camp for everyone. Read the descriptions below and consider signing up!

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2018 Wirt County Achievement Night

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Wirt County 4-H members celebrated accomplishments in contests, projects and leadership on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the annual achievement night.

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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.

Opening skit for the Wirt County 4-H camp featured members performing a tribal dance known as a haka.

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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.