2017 Garden Calendars are available at the Extension Office! Click here to download or print calendar and other resources.

Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Doddridge County Office
461 Main Street
St. Patrick Center
West Union, WV 26456

Phone 304-873-1801
FAX 304-873-1898
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:00
Driving Directions

WVU Serving all 55 of West Virginia’s Counties

WVU Extension Service provides programs in 4-H Youth Development, Families and Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community, Economic and Workforce Development with support from West Virginia University faculty and staff. WVU also maintains a historic special-mission campus at WVU Jackson’s Mill Center for Lifelong Learning and State 4-H Camp, near Weston, West Virginia.

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Schedule of Events is now available on a separate page and is also on the menu at above left. More detailed information, including event follow-up reporting, can be found in our Newspaper Articles and Newsletters.

13th Annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference
February 12-14 at the Charleston Civic Center

For everyone interested in the future of local food and sustainable farming in West Virginia.Information and Registration

February is Heart Health Month

Register for our Free Heart Health Luncheon on February 14, Tuesday, Noon-1:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. We will treat you to lunch, share heart smart lifestyle tips, have door prizes and giveaways, and lots of fun!
What’s Your Risk? Take a quick quiz to find out your risk of a heart attack. Included is additional information on the risks and warning signs, and six steps to lower your risk.

Local Summer Employment Opportunity for College Students – Apply by March 1st…..Application and More Info

We are looking for Energy Express AmeriCorps Members. Energy Express is an award-winning, eight-week summer reading and nutrition program for children living in West Virginia’s rural and low-income communities. Doddridge County Energy Express site will soon be hiring several mentors and community coordinators. The Doddridge County Extension Service coordinates this program through state, grant, and local funds and partners, and serves approximately 40 children.

Mentors serve directly with children. College-student mentors making learning fun for small groups of school-age children by creating an enriching environment focused on reading, writing, drama, and arts. They also eat breakfast and lunch with the children, which is a valuable time to develop strong bonds.

Community coordinators serve directly with volunteers, raise awareness, and involve parents and the community with children’s learning. They recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to read with children and engage in other activities at the site.

AmeriCorps members will receive a living allowance of $1,850 subject to state and federal taxes, valuable training before and during the program, a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award voucher for $1,195 (available October 2017), and an opportunity earn college credit.

Public Perception of Oil and Gas Industry - Survey

Annual Impact Report for Doddridge County Extension Service. Recently updated. See major highlights of our programming efforts for 2015-2016 in 4-H Youth Development; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Community, Economic and Workforce Development; Families and Health, and other program areas.

What is Extension Service? Read a recent articled entitled Agents of Change from WV Living. Also, read our continuing “series” entitled What is Extension Service? and About Doddridge County Extension Service which we publish intermittently in our weekly news articles in the local papers. News articles are archived on the Newsletters & Newspaper Articles page.

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