People in your community. Knowledge at your doorstep.
Extension programs reflect the needs and interests within the local community. As a federal, state, and local partnership, Extension programming brings together knowledge and resources from a host of sources. Every county is different, so not all programs are available in each county. Learn more about any of WVU Extension’s four program areas to understand how it serves West Virginians.
4-H & Youth Development
4-H is perhaps the most visible Extension development program, best known for local 4-H clubs and summer 4-H camps, but WVU Extension also offers literacy and adult volunteer leadership programming related to 4-H and youth development.
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Cooperative Extension has historic roots in agriculture and the environment from helping commercial farmers and growers (through Agricultural Extension Agents) to home lawn and garden enthusiasts (through the Master Gardener program), Extension has knowledge and expertise about agriculture and natural resources to share.
Families & Health
Home is where the heart is, and family and health issues are at the heart of Extension programming. Examples of popular families and health programs include: Community Educational Outreach Service (or CEOS which includes CEOS clubs); Dining with Diabetes; and the Family Nutrition Program (or FNP).Monongalia County CEOS
Community, Economic, & Workforce Development
Researching timely issues and providing educational assistance to address local community, economic and workforce development needs throughout the state is a task Extension is uniquely positioned to undertake. WVU Extension has programs in Community Resources and Economic Development, Fire Service Extension training, Labor Studies and Research, and Safety and Health. These programs, individually or combined, are valuable in maintaining our state’s communities.