Extension at Work in Your Community
2013 4-H Camp applications have been mailed. Deadline for early registration is June 15, 2013. If you have not received an application in the mail, please come by the WVU Extension Office at 1500 West Main Street in the Memorial Building or call 304-425-3079. Thanks!
People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep
Our Mercer County office provides agricultural information and assistance, but also other local programs like 4-H, CEOS, and Families and Health (among others) for county communities. We are also your Web link to the WVU Extension Service Web portal, other WVU Extension county offices, and to West Virginia University colleges and offices. WVU’s Mercer 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.
Each WVU Extension Office can provide the public with information on many topics from many resources. The Mercer County Extension Office faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in a number of areas. Visit the areas in the navigation bar to find out more, or to find needed forms and information for local programs. Our Web page is under development and will be changing as we add new material.
Part of the National Cooperative Extension System
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.
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. 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.