Extension Works in Hancock County
Your Extension Office in Hancock County is, in effect, a West Virginia University “mini campus” providing a wide array of services and information. Think of it as WVU’s front porch -a place to gather informally to learn the things you need to know. Things like “How can I improve my heart health?” “My child is struggling with reading, is there anything I can do?” or, “What is eating my garden?”
Don’t forget – now is a good time to bring in the gauge from your pressure canner to make sure it’s still working right! Just bring it into the office and in just a couple minutes we can tell you if it’s spot on.
Check out our new “Things You Need To Know Now!” page in the left sidebar for informational fliers on upcoming events and promotions.
How to Use This Website
This site is a door to a world of information, not only from the Hancock County Extension Office, but from the experts at WVU.
In the sidebar to the left you will find links to pages within this site with answers to your questions about 4H, the Master Gardener Program, Farmers Markets, and the Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS.) You can also read the latest edition of Hancock County Happenings, our quarterly newsletter, access a calendar of upcoming events, and contact the office via email.
The right sidebar holds links to related WVU Extension pages where you can explore these programs, and others, in more depth.
4-H & Youth Development
4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in America with more than 6.5 million young people and 540,000 volunteers. In West Virginia, one out of every five youth under the age of 21 participates in 4-H youth development programming…read more
4-H at the Fair
A total of 36 Junior and Senior 4-H members, plus 5 Cloverbud members, took part in the WV State Poster Contest this year.
In the Senior division, blue ribbons went to Ty Biela, Jayson Chappell, Sydney Hall, Evan Hall, and Kaylee Moore.
In the Junior division, blue ribbons were won by Jasmine White, Camden Barr, Riley Reid, Paige Reid, Brooke Scopel, MacKenzie Moore, Hannah Moore, Jack Scopel, Connor Blake, Zander Murphy, Emma Reed, Chloe Sullivan, Abby Dowler, Andrew Snyder, Wyatt Strum, Ben Minor, Arden Minor, and Colin Heilman. Juniors taking home red ribbons were, Carson Barr, Alyssa Coleman, Kenzie Hammon, Gracie Wright, Anna Byers, and Adam Willey.
Blue ribbons on the state level were brought home by Ty Biela, MacKenzie Moore, Jack Scopel, Zander Murphy, Andrew Snyder, and Ben Minor.
Watch this site – pictures will be coming soon!@
The West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (WVCEOS) has a strong tradition of education, service, and community development, dating back to 1914. Originally known as the Farm Women’s Club, the primary purpose of today’s CEOS is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities vi a continuing education, leadership development, and community involvement…read more...
Energy Express is an award-winning, 8-week, summer reading and nutrition program for children living in West Virginia’s rural and low-income communities.
Based on the success of Energy Express participants and the unique aspects of the program, the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University named Energy Express program one of the nation’s best summer learning programs in 2009…read more...
The WVU Extension Master Gardener Program provides people interested in gardening with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills by taking part in a focused, 10-week training program that provides in-depth training in various aspects of horticulture including pest management, fruits, vegetables, and plant propagation…read more...