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Wood County Roundup
County Roundup is just around the corner! What is County Roundup? Roundup is a public speaking/visual presentation competition for 4-H members at the county level. You can demonstrate how to do something, give a speech, or do a PowerPoint presentation about your 4-H project area or a topic of interest to you! Blue ribbon winners have the opportunity to record their visual presentation to be sent to Morgantown for State Competition and a chance to bring home the GOLD!
First-year 4-H members and Cloverbuds may sign up to recite the pledge or creed to gain public speaking experience. There will also be a Cookie Bakeoff at the April 2 Roundup.
Download the 4-H Clover Guide Today!
Download this guide for information on completed projects, community service, county 4-H awards, the 4-H calendar, and more! This Clover Guide is your guide to Wood County 4-H!
State 4-H Camp Registration is Now Open
For OMC, Alpha I and Alpha II:
Register before this Sunday, March 17 at midnight to get $100 off your registration fee!
For STEM and AgriSTEM Camps:
Register ASAP! These will fill up very quickly, as each camp is limited to only 24 participants.
Woodcuts 4-H Newsletter
Let's Get Ready for a New 4-H Year!
The Wood County 4-H Leaders' Meetings are for volunteer leaders in Wood County to stay up-to-date on all of the current 4-H news and events, as well as learn how you can help to ensure the 4-H program is strong in Wood County! We have an exciting fund-raiser coming up to support our 4-H members and program, so come out and learn about what's happening! Our meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on September 3, 2019, 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Courthouse.
State Fair Results 2019
Wood County 4-H Still Project Exhibit Winners 2019
Wood County 4-H and members showcased project work at the WV Interstate Fair and Exposition last week. Members work all year on their projects, and then compete at the county fair. Project exhibits range from sewing to rockets, with hundreds of project areas to choose. The 4-Hprogram teaches life skills like how to sew, cook, and more. Project work in 4-H connects youth to their interests - building skills for future interests and even careers.
Browse Woodcuts—Wood County 4-H Newsletter
- Jul22 All Day Women in Agriculture Conference - Early Bird Registration
- Sep268:00 AM - 5:00 PMExtension Service Annual Meeting
- Sep307:00 PM - 8:00 PMWood County Camp Trustees Meeting
- Oct1 All Day Women in Agriculture Conference - Standard Registration
- Oct18:30 AM - 5:00 PMFSMA/GAPs Produce Safety Grower Training - Bridgeport, WV
- Oct15:30 PM - 6:30 PMWood County Executive Committee Leaders Meeting
- Oct17:00 PM - 8:00 PMWood County 4-H Leaders Meeting
- Oct54:00 PM - 8:00 PMWood County Ox Roast
- Oct132:00 PM - 3:30 PMWood County Teen Leader Meeting
Putting Knowledge to Work!
The West Virginia University Extension Service 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
- Our WVU Extension Service agents and staff worked together to provide educational outreach and programming for residents of Wood County, reaching more than 5,000 youth and 1,000 adults. More than $400,000 in funds were generated by involvement in WVU Extension educational programming in Wood County, and more than 18,000 volunteer hours were expended in the community by WVU Extension Service volunteers – a value of $395,392.
- WVU Extension faculty and staff are active members of several community organizations that work collaboratively to improve the lives of citizens in Wood County including the Wood County Prevention Coalition, Healthy Communities Coalition, Youth Adolescent Council, Partners in Prevention and the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.
- WVU Extension Agents provided timely and educational articles and radio programming to local, state and national media outlets to provide resources to families, farmers, business owners, schools and youths throughout the region.