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West Virginia 4-H

For more than 100 years, 4-H has helped Mountain State youth find their future. Today, from science-based learning to historical lessons, 4-H cultivates tomorrow's leaders and offers comprehensive growth for the whole family.

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West Virginia 4-H News & Events of Interest

4-H project exhibits in the Underwood building at the State Fair

Excellence in 4-H project work on display at the State Fair of West Virginia

People attending the State Fair of West Virginia can view blue-ribbon 4-H project exhibits from August 11 through 20, 2022 in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building.

Hancock County volunteer Lt. Colonel Margaret Bahnsen, USA retired teaches cloverbuds how to properly fold the U.S. flag at Hancock County Cloverbud Day Camp.

Fall 2022 Regional 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities

There are 4-H volunteer training opportunities scheduled around the state from late August through early October. A meal and 4-H club ideas (with supplies!) will be provided to each participant.

Madison Cogle, Jefferson County 4-H'er, 2022 Youth in Action Agriculture Award Winner

West Virginia 4-H Announces 2022 Youth in Action Award Winners

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program announces four young leader in 4-H pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

4-H Volunteer

4-H Volunteers

Our program offers volunteer opportunities for youths, adolescents and adults.

Required Volunteer Training
Extension Camping Instructors
STEM Ambassadors
4-H Volunteer & All Star Weekend
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4-H Clubs in WV

WVU 4-H offers community and specialty 4-H clubs across the state.

4-H Club Chartering
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West Virginia 4-H is a free, educational program for West Virginia youth in all 55 counties.

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Recent WV 4-H News

Season 3, Episodes 26-30 - Energy Express on WVPB 

Monday, July 25, 2022, 9 a.m.  

We’re kicking off week six with a read-aloud of “The Earth Gives More” by Sue Fleiss. Read by Lauren Seiler, Director of Development at WVU Extension, and her son Henry, this story details the beauty that Earth has to offer. Next, Meshea Poore gives some great advice on how to deal with new beginnings. Then, we head to the kitchen with Angela Lawrence, a WVU Extension family and community development agent, to get a few tips on how to pack a healthy, balanced lunch for school. Next, a group of West Virginia 4-H’ers talks about how to explore and pursue career pathways in areas related to climate change. To finish off today, Kerri Carte is back to teach us how to make homemade popcorn with flavors even better than the pre-made kind.  


Season 3, Episodes 26-30 - Energy Express on WVPB 

West Virginia 4-H Recognizes 24 State Winners in the Poster Contest

West Virginia 4-H is proud to recognize 24 winners from 17 counties in the 2022 State 4-H Poster Contest

West Virginia 4-H Recognizes 24 State Winners in the Poster Contest

Season 3, Episodes 21-25 - Energy Express on WVPB 

Monday, July 18, 2022, 9 a.m.  

Week five starts with a read-aloud of “Say Something” by Peter H. Reynolds. Tara Curtis, director of marketing and communications at WVU Extension, kicks off this sweet story read by the WVU Extension communications team! Then we pass it over to two 4-H’ers, Megan and Vivian, to talk about climate change. They discuss how to organize and participate in meaningful activism. West Virginia State Senate representative and Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin even makes an appearance to talk about how youth can get in contact with their legislators. Next, Joe Obidzinksi, program coordinator and historian at WVU Jackson’s Mill, leads us through the long history of how Jackson’s Mill became the hub for West Virginia 4-H camps. He also guides us on a tour of parts of the campus and explains how the buildings got their names.  

Season 3, Episodes 21-25 - Energy Express on WVPB 

Season 3, Episodes 16 through 20 - Energy Express on WVPB 

Monday, July 11, 2022, 9 a.m.  

We’re kicking off week four with Jorge Atiles, Dean of Extension and Engagement at WVU, doing a read aloud of “The One Day House” by Julia Durango. Next, our friends Arden and Maddi, WVU Extension Communications’ summer interns, take us on an adventure to learn about fun things to do at WVU. Then, we jump over to Meshea Poore to talk about respect. She teaches us that not only does everybody deserve respect, but everyone should show respect, too. To wrap up this Monday, Kanawha County Extension Agent Kerri Carte shows us how to make yummy BLT lettuce wraps. For this recipe, you will need a tomato, cucumber, green onions, a couple strips of bacon, light mayonnaise, and Bibb lettuce. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9 a.m.  

Season 3, Episodes 16 through 20 - Energy Express on WVPB 

Season 3, Episodes 11 through 15 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 4, 2022, 9 a.m.  

Week three kicks off with Adeola Ogunade, evaluation and communications specialist at WVU Extension, doing a read aloud of “Wish” by Chris Sanders. Next, we jump over to Meshea Poore to talk about belonging. She teaches us that belonging comes from respect for everyone’s interests and differences. Then, Nila Cobb, healthy lifestyle specialist at WVU Extension, talks about how to be a good friend and discusses bullying. She also leads an activity on how to make a friendship chain. For this activity, you will need strips of paper, a marker and a stapler. Speaking of friends, J.R. Davis, 4-H youth development agent, tells us a little bit about the 4-H pen pal program and teaches us how to address and write a letter.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 9 a.m.  

Season 3, Episodes 11 through 15 - Energy Express on WVPB

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