Extension in Your Community
Public Speaking, Visual Presentation, PowerPoint Presentation County Contests
The Webster County Public Speaking, Visual Presentation, PowerPoint Presentation contests will be held March 30th. If participation numbers permit, the contests will be held at Camp Caesar at 7:00pm. To help you develop the best presentations and/or speech, look over these guidelines and tip sheets for public speaking and visual presentations .
National 4-H Conference
Held this year April 11-16, the National 4-H Conference is the annual premiere national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members across the country. Delegates will not only learn while at the conference. Delegates have the opportunity to practice and apply in a real world setting their newly developed and refined skills. Youth delegates must be between ages 15 (by January 1 of the conference year) and 19 years old. For more information check out the National 4-H Conference website.
National Volunteer Week and 4-H Fiesta Ware and Blenko
National Volunteer Week is April 12-18, and what better way to celebrate our 4-H volunteers than by giving them a 4-H inspired piece of Fiesta Ware or Blenko? Of course these items are not limited to only volunteers, anyone with a passion for 4-H can own one of these special treasures. For more information and to order, view the 4-H Fiesta Ware and Blenko pamphlet or contact your Extension office.
West Virginia Multi-Disciplinary State 4-H Shooting Sports Weekend
This camping weekend, held April 17-19, is designed to teach life skills through safe, noncompetitive activities in shooting sports and natural resources. Campers will participate in several different tracks including archery, air rifle, shot gun, muzzleloading, air pistol, wildlife conservation and ATV safety training. West Virginia 4-H members, participant age range is 12 – 21 (as of 1/1/15) regardless of prior shooting sports experience in their home county. The cost for the weekend is $50.00 and for more information visit the Shooting Sports Weekend website.
Garden Calendars are now available at your local Extension Office!!!
For more information about this year’s Garden Calendar, contact your local Extension Office and check out the extra resources offered at the 2015 Garden Calendar page.
The 2015 Extension Camp Instructor (ECI) job application is now available.
Link to the ECI Job application: http://humanresources.ext.wvu.edu/r/download/202242
Link to the WVU ECI page: http://4-hyd.ext.wvu.edu/camping/campinstructor
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.