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The WVU Extension Service Cabell County Office is located on the Cabell County Farm in Ona, West Virginia.

Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Cabell County Office
2726 Howells Mill Road
P.O. Box 219
Ona, WV 25545-0219

Phone: 304-743-7151
Fax: 304-743-7159

Office Hours: 8:30–4:30 Monday-Friday
Driving Directions

WVU Serving all 55 of West Virginia’s Counties

The WVU Extension Service provides community programs in throughout the state 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.

Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

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.

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New Livestock Quality Assurance Requirements for WV Youth Livestock Exhibitors

WVU Extension and the Cabell County Fair Livestock Committee require that all Youth Livestock Exhibitors fulfill the Quality Assurance Training requirements in order to exhibit their animals.

Again this year Quality Assurance Training is MANDATORY for ALL Youth Livestock Exhibition participants.

There is an online training that is required in addition to this face-to-face training. The website for this training is:

Please click here for more information.

It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to make sure they comply with these requirements before July 1, 2015

Cabell County 4-H Camps 2015

Multi-County Older Camp:
For ages 13-18
June 8-12, 2015

Younger 4-H Camp:
For ages 9-12
June 15-19, 2015

Clover Bud Camp
For ages 5-8
June 22, 23, 24, 2015

Registration Forms will be available May 1, 2015.

Employment Opportunity, 4-H Youth Development, in Cabell County!

4-H Youth Development

POSITION TITLE: Visiting Instructor Position – West Virginia Mentoring Program Coordinator, WVU Extension Service

LOCATION: Cabell County, West Virginia

CLOSING DATE: April 30, 2015

Brief Description:
With the leadership of the WVU Extension Service – 4-H Youth Development programs, the applicant will work to design, develop, implement, deliver, and evaluate educational materials, engagement strategies, techniques, and all program aspects that serve families and youth to provide mentoring and educational experiences targeting at risk youth in the Huntington, WV area. WVU Extension Service currently is funding this position through an existing grant. This visiting position will be for a maximum of five years and will be evaluated for continuation through grants application annually. Both in-state and out of state travel will be required.
Specific Responsibilities:
1. Recruit, screen and train possible mentors with strict adherence to WVU-ES youth protection guidelines. Insure continuous records are maintained to track mentor/mentee hours of interaction as well as monthly training hours.
2. Develop coordinated thematic monthly events for 140 youth and 35 mentors with ongoing educational and behavioral objectives to include life skills and positive youth development principals.
3. Engage families in Family Night Out activities monthly where events are designed and implemented to encourage family communication and education around bonding and consistent positive parenting opportunities to meet a diverse and intergenerational family audience.
4. Travel independently within the communities served independently to provide three 4-H club sites to meet the needs of the youth served.
5. Work collaboratively with agencies and the WV Mentoring Project Board to plan, present and review the program for sustainability and resource development.
6. Stay abreast of the 4-H National Mentoring Project through participation on monthly calls, training opportunities, and latest resources and literature on the subject of mentoring and at risk youth.
7. Employ the Cabell County Schools personnel to assist with identification of youth to be mentored and for in-school and out-of-school activities.

8. Maintain all required documentation and financial records for grant compliance.
9. Provide state-wide leadership on the expansion of WV Mentoring Program for future opportunities.
10. Identify needs and resource for continuing program development and sustainability for future funding cycles.
• A master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in social work, public health, education or related field.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate, interact, and collaborate with both colleagues, families and youth.
• Experience in curriculum delivery, facilitator skills and partnership development.
• Minimum of one year experience working with youth program delivery.
Special Requirements:
• Ability to pass a criminal background check.
• Ability to meet travel demands of the position which may include occasional overnight stays to include conferences, professional development and summer 4-H camping.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and have a car and ability to pass the WVU’s Driver’s Safety Training exam
• Willingness to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends
• Ability to life and carry materials needed to conduct trainings and perform duties of the position
The Visiting Instructor position is grant funded, full time at 37 hours per week. Position will be given a contract consistent with the WV Mentoring Project Grant, not to exceed three years. This position is benefits eligible and will be reevaluated each year and is based on funding and performance. The salary will be commensurate with experience
• 401K retirement program with employer matching.
• Leave benefits include annual (24 days annually), sick (18 days annually), and paid holidays (University Calendar).
• Workers’ compensation.
• Optional benefits, including: group health, life, accident insurance; disability insurance; supplemental retirement programs; pre-tax benefits in child care, dental care, and vision care; and tuition waiver (6 credit hours/per semester).
• Travel expense reimbursement.

Application Process:
If you meet the stated requirements and would like to be considered for the position, all of the following information must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of April 30, 2015. All application material must be submitted in ONE electronic submission (cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and reference information) in Microsoft Word format, excluding transcripts to be considered for the position. Send to Transcripts need submitted electronically (.pdf) or by hard copy.

• A cover letter indicating the position that you are applying for and outlining experience and qualifications.
• Resume or curriculum vitae of academic training and professional experience of all academic work using the suggested format that could include the following information:
• Date(s) of employment
• Supervisor(s) names
• Contact information
• A list of three references (including address, e-mail, and phone and fax numbers) who can reflect on your professional strengths.

• All application material must be in electronic submissions in Microsoft Word format by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on the closing date or you will not be considered for the position.

• Transcripts: undergraduate and graduate showing degrees conferred (unofficial copies will be accepted. Hard copies by mail or electronic copies only. Transcripts as PDF will be accepted. Send to

NOTE: All application material must be received by closing date or you will not be considered for the position. Masters’ degree must be conferred by the closing date.

For inquiries, call:
WVU Extension Service – Human Resources – 304-293-8613.

Social Justice:
The incumbent in this position is responsible for fulfilling the legal and moral mandates of appropriate laws and University policies regarding civil rights compliance, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and related social justice issues.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applicants will be considered solely on the basis of individual qualifications and merit and without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Minorities, persons with disabilities, females, and other protected class members are encouraged to apply.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants needing reasonable accommodations during the employment process should advise as necessary.

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Micro Agriculture Program!

Guyan Conservation District residents(Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, Logan and Boone counties) are eligible for cost-share programs through the agricultural enhancement program. The Micro Agriculture Program is a cost share program that will reimburse up to 75% of the expense of commercially produced rain barrels, raised beds or composting structures. For more information please see the application form or contact the Guyan Conservation District office at: (304)-528-5718 or via email:


New Soil Test Form and Procedure

Check out the new soil test form
This new procedure will allow you to submit your soil tests much quicker. You will need to supply your own bag(snack size ziploc, small sandwich, or other bag that can be tied or sealed) for this method. You only need to send about 1/2 cup of soil from your combined samples to be tested. You will be able to mail these in a regular envelope or a priority mailer(flat rate or standard) works well when sending multiple samples.

Please be sure to mail the samples to:*
West Virginia University
College of Agriculture and Forestry
Soil Testing Laboratory
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108

Once the tests are run the results are instantly sent via email to you and your local county agent!

How to take a soil sample!

If you have any questions please call (304)743-7131 or email us at

WVU Pest Management Program

The WVU Extension Service Pest Management Program centers around control of animals, insects, plant diseases, and weeds around the home, garden, farm, and other outdoor areas.

Planting and Climate Information

New USDA Hardiness Zone Map

Has your zone changed? Check your area by zip code to determine your zone!

Do you know your frost/freeze dates?

Freeze/Frost Data and Dates from National Climatic Data Center(NCDC)/NOAA Satelllite and Information Center