Extension in Your Community
State 4-H Forestry Judging
The State 4-H Forestry Judging Event (May 2nd) is designed to provide youth participants with the opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking, leadership, teamwork, evaluation, communications, self-discipline, and decision-making. The event provides youths opportunities to: a) acquire information about forest ecosystems and forestry skills used in forest management and the unitization of forest products; b) learn basic principles and techniques in judging forest land in relationship to its potential for economic and recreation development, and c) appreciate and manage wisely West Virginia’s forest resources. For more information, look over the State 4-H Forestry Judging registration packet .
4-H Work Day
Join your fellow 4-Hers for a Work Day at Camp Caesar on May 9th. Arrive at 9:00am and wear comfortable work clothes. Winfield Band will be in residence at Camp Caesar at this time so we will dine in the dining hall for lunch. Activities may range from raking leaves to cleaning the pool or flipping cabin mattresses and other spring cleaning around Camp Caesar. Remember that the number of hours you work will count toward community service assistance hours and paying for camp. If you have any questions, contact the Extension Office (304-847-2727).
4-H Field Day
On May 30th let’s celebrate and build healthy bodies and minds at 4-H Field Day. The day will begin at 9:00am at Camp Caesar (at the Council Circle) and consist of games for all 4-H members and clubs to participate in (don’t forget to write a song). The theme for this year’s Field Day will be announced at the end of April.
If you have applied and been accepted to be an ECI, there will be a mandatory ECI training May 17th through May 23rd. The 4-H Extension Camp Instructor Program is designed to enhance the development of young people through proven experiential-based training. As a side benefit of the program, these young people form a well-trained cadre of leaders who can provide assistance to county and state 4-H camps and other educational Extension events and activities.
Webster County Extension on Facebook!
Don’t forget to ‘like’ WVU Webster County Extension Service on Facebook!! You’ll get updates about Webster County Extension events and information along with, the most important of all, updates about Webster County 4-H!!!! Right now Webster County Extension is asking for pictures from this year’s 4-H camp and other 4-H activities from this past year. So click over to the WVU Webster County Extension Service page, ‘like’ them, and post your ideas!!
Part of the National Cooperative Extension System
WVU’s Webster 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 web site, we also link you to eXtension, a link to a national clearinghouse on Extension Service information, gathered by Extension Agents across the United States. 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.