The Jefferson County Extension office faculty and staff provide assistance to local citizens in cooperation with WVU. Extension programming reflects the needs and interests within the local community. As a federal, state, and local partnership, Extension brings together knowledge and resources from a host of sources. Each county is somewhat different in the programs offered. Explore any of the major program areas listed below to learn more!
Community, Economic, & Workforce Development
WVU Extension Service’s Community, Economic, and Workforce Development faculty and staff conduct research and provide educational assistance to local communities throughout the state. These activities are in the areas of business retention and expansion, entrepreneurship development, economic development networks, strategic planning, local government finance, and special studies of socio-economic trends. WVU Extension has programs in Community Resources and Economic Development, Fire Service Extension training, Labor Studies, and Safety and Health. These programs, individually or combined, make for a valuable tool in maintaining our state’s communities.