People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep
The Gilmer County Extension office provides aid to farmers, gardeners, and homeowners, but also to local educational programs for area families, businesses, and communities. On our web site you will find Extension Service related information on all of these subjects. If you have questions, you can always call our office or email us.Extension Service activities are designed to “help people help themselves” in acquiring knowledge and improving their quality of life. To effectively reach diverse audiences, Extension educators offer a variety of educational programs through many methods and media including workshops, meetings, exhibits and fairs, newsletters, telephone calls, letters and individual consultations.
The Cooperative Extension Service provides programs in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H and Youth, Families & Health, and Community Resources and Economic Development. Faculty and staff involve local people in developing programs to meet the needs of people and communities.
Part of the National Cooperative Extension System
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. 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.