National 4-H Week in Preston County
West Virginia youths have the opportunity to connect with a network of more than 85,000 of their peers by joining West Virginia’s statewide 4-H program during National 4-H Week, held Oct. 4 to 12.
West Virginia 4-H is a free youth development program of the West Virginia University Extension Service that builds leadership skills, strengthens communities and emphasizes a “learn by doing” approach to education. 4-H clubs are open to anyone between the ages of 9 and 21. In many areas, children as young as 5 can join a pre-4-H program called Cloverbuds. Older members can become active in any of the seven collegiate 4-H clubs in the state.
People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep
Our Preston County Extension office provides aid to farmers, gardeners, and homeowners, but also local educational programs for area families and youth, businesses, and communities. On our website you will find Extension Service related information on all of these subjects. When in doubt, you can always call our office or email us.WVU’s Preston County Extension office is part of the national land-grant system. Each office has the same mission as its foundation: to help people put knowledge to work. On our website, we also link you to eXtension, a national clearinghouse on Extension Service information, gathered by Extension Agents across the United States.
Each WVU Extension Office provides the public with information on many topics from various research-based resources. WVU’s Preston County Extension faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in the following areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H & Youth Development, Families & Health, and Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS). To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.
Part of the National Cooperative Extension System
All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.