Points of Pride
The Difference We Make
The Wayne County Extension Office offers a wide variety of programs and services to the citizens in Wayne County. Below are some notable mentions for 2015 include:
We supported the creation of Wayne County’s first Tobacco Prevention Barn, located off Route 152 just north of Wayne.
The Ag in Classroom program reached 500 students that covered topics such as bio-plastics, agricultural careers, and plant identification.
Around 400 adults received agricultural instruction on topics related to livestock and pasture management and gardening.
The Family Nutrition Program reached over 1,100 youth in grades 3-5 in nine elementary schools in Wayne County.
The Family Nutrition Program had 75 adult graduates as a result of its program. Adults learned about the importance of a healthy well-balanced diet and regular physical activity.
Four Little Free Librariess were placed in Wayne County to help support a love of reading and literacy. This was all possible due to a grant procured from the WV Humanities Council.
The Wayne County 4-H Heritage Quilt Trail features 23 barn and building quilts. This effort is the direct result of 4-H teens giving leadership to this community service project. To learn more, visit Wayne County 4-H Heritage Quilt Trail Facebook page
The 4-H Program supported the efforts of 175 volunteers that reached over 1,500 members. This includes youth involved in the in-school enrichment program with the Family Nutrition Program, 4-H clubs, and residential and day camping programs.
Wayne County has ten 4-H clubs that provide youth ages 5-8 years old with educational and community service opportunities with caring adults as positive role models.
Over 2,500 Garden Calendars were given out to the public.
To learn more of our accomplishments in 2015, download The Difference We Make 2015