Kanawha County Extension Service Annual Report
Highlights from 2015
John Porter, Ag and Natural Resources Extension Agent, won a national communications award from the National Association of County Agricultural agents for his “Garden Guru” column in the Sunday Charleston Gazette-Mail. His articles reach the nearly 70,000 paper subscribers each week and through online formats.
Kerri Wade, Families and Health Extension Agent trained 977 state employees on financial management in response to a change in the pay date schedule for state workers- 69% stated they learned something new and 81% said they intended to do something different as a result of the class.
West Virginia is known for its camping program. In 2015, 252 Kanawha County youth attended one of five 4-H camps offered in the county. These camps include the Older and Younger Overnight camps at Camp Virgil Tate, Cloverbud Camp, STEM Camp, and Sustainability Camp. Twenty seven Kanawha County youths attended a state 4-H camp at Jackson’s Mill.