We-Can (Large)

Purchase a 350 page So Easy To Preserve handbook at the Extension Office for $15. It includes the latest guidelines plus recipes for canning, freezing, and drying. Also, check out our Families & Health page for fact sheets and a video series for canning processes.

Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Doddridge County Office
503-A W 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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West Virginia Urban Ag Conference: September 18-19, 2015

Conference Schedule & Topics
On-Line Registration
Register before August 8 to get the early-bird rate of $60.

The conference will be held September 18-19 in Institute, WV and will focus on issues relating to urban and small-scale agriculture and homesteading. The conference is a collaboration between WVU Extension, WVSU Extension, the WV Department of Agriculture, and the Capitol Conservation District, with help from the WV Farmers Market Association, the WV Food and Farm Coalition, and NRCS.

The workshop schedule includes horticulture production, small-scale livestock, conservation, homesteading, marketing, community gardens, and more.

July 2015 Newsletter contains lots of summer dates and county fair information. Read it at our newsletter page.


County Fair ExhibitsHorticulture & Home Economics

Exhibit check-in is Monday, August 17, 4:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 18, 8:00 a.m.-Noon. Please visit our DC Fair page for more information, including a listing of the exhibit categories.

County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Activities

The schedule for livestock shows and sale is available on our DC Fair page.

Volunteers for County Fair Exhibits

CEOS Members, 4-H Families, and community volunteers: If you would like to help us with set-up, check-in, and attending to Home Economics and 4-H Exhibits during the week of county fair, please register here. We want to thank you in advance, especially those who have helped for many years! Please select our DC Fair page above for more information.

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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