Cooperative Extension System
People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep
Welcome! The Nicholas County Extension program is informal education designed to “help people help themselves” in acquiring knowledge and improving their quality of life. Our office is often the place called when homeowners, farmers, or families have questions or problems, and are looking for trustworthy answers.
Part of the National Cooperative Extension System
All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.