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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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Timely information from WVU Extension experts.

Upcoming WV 4-H Events

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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 12 through 21, 2021 in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building.

 
Augusta Judy Greenbrier County 2021 State 4-H 4-H General Poster Senior Division Winner

West Virginia 4-H Announces 24 State 4-H Poster Contest Winners

West Virginia 4-H is proud to recognize 24 State Winners for the 2021 State 4-H Poster Contest!

 
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53 Youth Recognized in State 4-H Presentation Expo

Six (6) presentations will be chosen to represent West Virginia 4-H in the first annual virtual Northeast States 4-H Presentations Fest on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

You can view participants from across the state by ribbon color below.

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4-H Clubs in WV

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

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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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4-H Volunteers

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

Required Volunteer Training
Extension Camping Instructors
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Volunteer Leaders' Weekend Conference

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Recent WV 4-H News

Season 2, Week 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 26, 2021, 9 a.m. 

Join us for our last week of season two of Energy Express on WVPB!

We will kick off the week with a story from Dean Jorge Atiles, Dean of Extension and Engagement for West Virginia University. He will read us the book “The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal” and maybe teach us some Spanish along the way.

Season 2, Week 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

Season 2, Week 5 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 19, 2021, 9 a.m.

We are starting the week off with a story about art and community told by Jennifer Ours Williams, associate dean for programs and partnerships for WVU Extension Service. She will read us the book “Hey Wall.” 

Today, we’ll learn fun facts about the rock cycle and more with Forest Operations Specialist Ben Spong. He takes us on an adventure to Sky Rock at Dorsey’s Knob in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Season 2, Week 5 - Energy Express on WVPB

Season 2, Week 4 - Energy Express on WVPB

We are starting the week off with Ellen Rossi, president of the EQT Foundation. She will read us the book “How to Feed Your Parents.”

Next, WVU Extension Service Family and Community Development Agent Ami Cook teaches us about kitchen safety. She will take us on a tour of her kitchen to learn what objects could be dangerous or potentially cause us harm.

Another one of our Family and Community Development agents, Cheryl Kaczor, will share with us some kitchen basics. She will go over a few special kitchen tools and show us other things we might find in the kitchen.

Season 2, Week 4 - Energy Express on WVPB

Season 2, Week 3 - Energy Express on WVPB

Let’s kick off week 3 by learning about friends! Cindy Fitch, associate dean of research for WVU Extension Service, will begin the episode by reading us “Bear, Squirrel and Friends.” You don’t want to miss the surprise ending of this book!

Grab your pencils and paper! We’ll join 4-H Youth Development Agent J.R. Davis to learn about the 4-H pen pal program. He’ll teach us about letter writing etiquette and explain how we can become involved in the pen pal program. 

Next, Kerri Carte, Family and Community Development agent in Kanawha County, will show us how to have some fun making lunch snacks. For this recipe, you will need flour tortillas, lunch meat slices, lettuce, tomato, cheeses—and cookie cutters!

Season 2, Week 3 - Energy Express on WVPB

Season 2, Week 2 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, June 28, 2021, 9 a.m.

Join us for our Monday episode of Energy Express as we kickoff with a reading of “The Sloth That Slowed Us Down” with Chris Matlick, administrative director at the Mylan Charitable Foundation.

Next, we will find a calm place with Kerry Gabbert, visiting instructor at WVU Extension Service. Kerry and her son Sam will help us practice mindfulness with a guided meditation.

Season 2, Week 2 - Energy Express on WVPB

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