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Spring Valley Food Pantry Nutrition Program Seeking Volunteers

The WVU Extension Service, Wirt County Office has received a $1,500 grant from the Sisters Health Foundation to incorporate a Nutrition Program at the Spring Valley Food Pantry.  We are currently seeking adult volunteers to help deliver this program

A bowl of pasto with pesto sauce and cherry tomatoes sits beside fresh basil.

In February 2019, the Wirt County Extension Office received a grant from the Sisters Health Foundation for $1,500 to implement this program. $50 will be allocated for purchasing food materials for each session. There will be two sessions per month that correspond with the Spring Valley Food Pantry operating hours. The grant also provides funds for printing recipe cards for the program.

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Wirt County 4-H'ers Attend National Conference

4-H youth are constantly looking for ways to improve themselves and their communities. Four youth, two Wirt County and two Gilmer County 4-H’ers, traveled to the National 4-H Conference Center in hopes of accomplishing those two goals.

Brooklyn Smith, Kassandra Starcher, Macee Starsick, and McKinzie White attended the National Youth Agri-Science Summit from January 10 - 13, in Chevy Chase, Marlyand. During the trip the group participated in workshops and career exploration, networked with other youth from around the Nation, and developed a community action plan for an issue they were passionate about.

Four youth 4-H girls stand in front of a painting at the National 4-H Conference Center

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Wirt County Annual Heart Healthy Luncheon Announced

Strawberries laying in grass in the shape of a heart as they spill out of a clear plastic container.

February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is, heart disease can often be prevented through healthy choices, exercise, and awareness.

The annual Community Education Outreach Service Heart Healthy Luncheon will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, at the Elizabeth United Methodist Church from 12 - 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 49 Juliana Street, Elizabeth, WV 26143. The luncheon will be held downstairs in the fellowship hall. 

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Wirt County 4-H News

Wirt County Livestock Clinic 2019

Four 4-H showmen exhibit pens of 3 market rabbits to a judge.

Youth are invited to attend an informational livestock clinic after school on April 11, 2019. The clinic will provide youth with information on properly selecting, caring for, and showing livestock animals as well as an overview of rules and requirements for the Wirt County Fair.

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Wirt County 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp Information

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Wirt County 2018-19 Project Book Information

The information below is intended to guide and direct you through the completion of your 4-H project books for this year. If you have any questions, please reach out to your club leader or the Wirt County Extension Office at 304-275-3101.

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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.