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Three WV '63 tomatoes hanging on the vine at various stages of ripeness, from bright red to light green.

The Classic West Virginia '63 Tomato

This Month in the Garden Calendar

Wood County Courthouse - WVU Extension Office 4th Floor

Upcoming Events of Interest to Wood County

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Woodcuts 4-H Newsletter

Wood County 4-H & FFA Summer Showcase Still Project Awards

Pictures of 4-H still projects on display in Wood County, WVwood county showcase 2023 still project awards

Wood County 4-H & FFA Summer Showcase Livestock Results 2023

Kids showing their goats

Wood County Camp Awards 2023

picture of younger campers

  older campers

Browse Woodcuts—Wood County 4-H Newsletter

Other Wood County News

Wood County Spring Master Gardener Seminar

Hands with gloves working in the soil

The Wood County Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Spring Seminar and Plant Sale Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m., in Parkersburg at the Fort Boreman Room of the Judge Black Annex to the Wood County Court House.  This is at 317 Market Street, directly across from the Blennerhassett Hotel. 

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 Wood 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.

Wood County Highlights

  • 9,000 youths and 4,500 adults served.
  • $174,000+ generated by involvement in WVU Extension educational programming.
  • More than 10,000 volunteer hours ($272,000 value) provided to our local community.
  • Faculty members authored columns, articles and social media posts to share research and offer practical advice for parents, farmers and community members during the pandemic, reaching more than 30,000 people.