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Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Jefferson County Office
1948 Wiltshire Road, Suite 3
Kearneysville, WV 25430-9644
Driving Directions

Phone: 304-728-7413
Fax: 304-728-4101
Hours: 8:30-4:30 Mon. ~ Fri.



WVU Serving All 55 of West Virginia’s Counties

The WVU Extension Service provides programs in 4-H Youth Development, Families and Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Community, Economic and Workforce Development with support from WVU faculty and staff. On the main WVU Extension Service web site, you can link to other WVU County Extension Offices. WVU also maintains a historic special-mission campus at WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp in Weston, West Virginia.

Question? Give eXtension a try!

If you have a question about your garden, trees, farm, animal, or any other topic which the Extension Service covers, try a visit to eXtension, a web portal that can provide answers based on the wisdom of the nation’s Extension agents and specialists. When you click the button below, you link to this valuable online resource.

eXtension button

Jefferson County Farm Day

Beginning in 2002 under the direction of Jane Tabb, a County Commissioner and farmer, Farm Day was born. With Farm Day the agricultural community reached out to the public in a new and inspired way. Farm Day is a self-guided tour showcasing local, active farms. The purpose is to educate the public about farms, farmers and farmland. It is sponsored by the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, the Potomac Headwaters R, C & D Council, the Small Business Development Center of the Panhandle and the WVU Jefferson County Extension Service.
For more information on the 2014 Farm Day click here

Fruit drying workshop

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m at WVU Jefferson County Extension Office
Topics include: Product and process development, Ingredients, Product safety, Storage and handling.

This is a one-day hands-on training workshop for those who want to produce and/or learn how to produce and market dried fruit products. The class is being taught by food processing experts.

For more information click here .

Important Update Regarding Swine At Fairs in West Virginia

The Jefferson County Fair

The Jefferson County Fair livestock committee met Saturday March 29, 2014. At that meeting, after much discussion, it was decided to recommend to the Board of Directors that the swine show at the 2014 fair be cancelled. The Jefferson County Fair Board of Directors, by email and telephone voting, voted to support the livestock committee’s recommendation. Thereby there will be no swine at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and no swine show at the 2014 Jefferson County Fair. Due to this decision we have decided to offer limited accommodations for those children taking swine projects in 2014. For more information on the PEDv virus and how it impact swine click here .

The West Virginia State Fair

The West Virginia State Fair has implemented changes due to the PEDv virus. The most current information we have from the state fair can be found here .

Test Your Soil

Use this form to submit a sample for testing at the WVU Soil Testing Lab in Morgantown. This form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader a free computer program, to be printed.The analysis for pH, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, and magnesium is free. The only cost is postage to mail the sample. A recommendation for lime, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium is provided. Results will be returned to you in two to three weeks.

To create a representative sample of the area of interest, take 10 to 20 individual samples, combine them in one container, mix them and let the soil dry. Then pull a subsample from the soil collected and fill a sandwich bag. Mail the sandwich bag and the completed form to the address on the form.