The Putnam County Extension office faculty and staff provide assistance in cooperation with WVU. Extension programming reflects the needs and interests within the local community. As a federal, state and local partnership Extension programming brings together knowledge and resources from a host of sources. While programs differ in every county, 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 personnel 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.
Family Nutrition Program
The Family Nutrition Program is comprised of numerous nutrition, food and physical activity projects designed to help limited resource families, youth, and adults improve their health. FNP targets risk factors associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic diseases.
Each year, approximately 50 Nutrition Outreach Instructors, 50 County Extension Agents, and more than 2,000 volunteers contribute their time and expertise to carry out the Family Nutrition Programs in over 40 counties.
Programs range from the direct delivery of nutrition information to social marketing campaigns.
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