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Views around Welch, the McDowell County seat.

Office Information

WVU Extension Service
McDowell County Office
109 Wyoming Street
2nd Floor, Co. Comm. Building, Suite 204
Welch, WV 24801

Phone: 304-436-9006
FAX: 304-436-3907
Office Hours 8:00 – 4:00 Mon-Fri
Directions to Office


WVU Serving all 55 of West Virginia’s Counties

The WVU Extension Service provides community programs in throughout the state with support from West Virginia University faculty and staff. WVU also maintains a historic special-mission campus at WVU Jackson’s Mill Center for Lifelong Learning and State 4-H Camp, near Weston, West Virginia.


Give eXtension a try!

Extension knowledge can now be found online through eXtension, a Web portal to the nation’s largest information system staffed by Extension experts. When you click the button below, you link to eXtension!

eXtension button

People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep

WVU’s McDowell County Extension Office provides aid to farmers, gardeners, and homeowners, as well as local educational programs for area families and youth (4-H!), businesses, and communities. On our county website and main WVU Extension website you will find Extension Service information on many subjects. When in doubt or you have questions, you can always call our office or e-mail us.

Mcdowell location map Our McDowell County office is part of the national land-grant system. Each office has the same mission as its foundation: to help people put knowledge to work. On our website we also link you to eXtension, a national clearinghouse on Extension Service information, gathered by over 3000 Extension Agents across the United States.

The McDowell County Extension Office faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in the following areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H & Youth Development, Families & Health, and Community Economic and Workforce Development. To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.

Current News: Our County in the Spotlight!

Spike TV’s new series in 2011, COAL, was filmed in McDowell County. Visit the Spike TV website to view episodes and learn more.

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.