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  • WVU Extension Centennial

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  • 100-Year Celebration
    Connecting the people of West Virginia to the University’s resources and programs is the primary goal of the West Virginia University Extension Service and it’s 55 offices throughout the state.
    Locally, WVU extension agents work to help improve the lifestyles and well-being of youth, work forces, communities, forums and business through trusted research.
    WVU Extension joins the nation in celebrating 100 years of service to the people and communities of West Virginia.
    Jackson County Extension
    Locally, the Jackson County Extension Office is located at the Fairgrounds in Cottageville.
    The Jackson County Extension Office provides aid to youth and adults who are farmers, gardeners, homeowners, and students. In addition, they also provide local educational programs for area families, businesses, and communities.
    On the Jackson County Extension web-site, you will find Extension Service-related information on all of these subjects.
    Jackson Counties Extension office offers family and health programming which includes healthy lifestyles, food classes, canning classes, dining with diabetes, grocery store tours (eating healthy on a budget), 4-H youth development program, one of the largest youth fair in the state as well as the largest single county 4-H camp in the state.
    The extension office also works with agriculture related events, community gardens (four established in Ravenswood), working with local food movements (projects to help support local farmers), building crop research facility, observing market trends through crop production, beef cattle producers, gardeners, programs pertaining to field dressing a deer properly and many more events. The Extension office will be offering an ATV training course at camp this year as well as a master gardeners class this September for those interested contact the extension office. The Jackson County Extension office employees work hand in hand with on another as they continue to maintain a common goal educating Jackson County Citizens.
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