Join 4-H and become a part of something wonderful!
Call (304) 424-1960 to find a club near you!

Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Wood County Office
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 408
Parkersburg, WV 26101-7500

Phone: 304-424-1960
Fax: 304-424-1967
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
Driving Directions

WVU Serving all 55 of West Virginia’s Counties

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

To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.

Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, Extension is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions. Extension knowledge can also be found online anytime, through eXtension, a website linking the nation’s largest educational and informational system staffed by Extension experts.

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Wood County 4-H celebrates 100 Years! Join 4-H and become a part of something wonderful! Wood County has many 4-H clubs to choose from – just visit our county club page to find a club near you, or call the WVU Extension Service in Wood County at (304) 424-1960.

Our Background

For more than 100 years, 4-H has stood behind the idea that youth is the single strongest catalyst for change. What began as a way to give rural youth new agricultural skills, today has grown into a global organization that teaches a range of life skills.

4-H is dedicated to positive youth development and helping youth step up to the challenges in a complex and changing world. 4-H is dedicated to helping cultivate the next generation of leaders and tackling the nation’s top challenges such as the shortage of skilled professionals, maintaining our global competitiveness, encouraging civic involvement, and becoming a healthier society.

4-H’ers Excel

  • Nearly 4x more likely to make
    contributions to their communities
  • About 2x more likely to be civically
  • Nearly 2x more likely to
    participate in science programs
    during out-of-school time
  • 2x more likely (Grade 10)
    and nearly 3x more likely (Grade
    12) to take part in science programs
    compared to girls in other out-ofschool
    time activities
  • Nearly 2x more likely to make
    healthier choices