Clover at Maysel Park (Small)

Check out the 4-H clover at the entrance to the Clay County Park! Thank you to Gage Bass for his idea for this landmark and his hard work. He was helped by (l-r) Michael Shamblin, Extension Agent; (Gage); Michael Rhodes; and Zack Phillips. Photo by Karen Nicholas.

Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Clay County Office
New Courthouse – 246 Main Street
P.O. Box 119
Clay, WV 25043-0119

Phone: 304-587-4267
FAX: 304-587-7054

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 4:00
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WVU Serving all 55 of West Virginia’s Counties

WVU Extension Service provides programs in 4-H Youth Development, Families and Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community, Economic and Workforce Development 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.

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* Backyard Maple Tapping Workshop
When: Saturday, January 30th, 2016
Registration at 9:30 am, Class Starts at 10 am.
Where: Gilmer County Recreation Center(Shawnee Hill)
Cost: $10.00
Learn how to tap maple trees and produce maple syrup in a class
taught by Mike Rechlin.
Workshop Focus
Choosing the trees you should tap
Proper tapping procedures
How a tree responds to the injury of a taphole
Sap to Syrup
Please R.S.V.P by Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 304-462-7061
Refreshments and lunch will be provided!
Be sure to dress for outdoor weather, portions of the class will be in the field.

  • We have Garden Calendars. Stop by the office and pick one up. Lots of good articles and recipe cards included this year.

West Virginia Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications

West Virginia University Extension in Clay County is now accepting applications for the 2016 West Virginia Master Gardener Program. This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with the information and skills necessary to share their experience and knowledge with others. Weekly classes will be held each Monday from February 15th until April 18th from 6:00-9:00 pm at Big Otter Elementary off Interstate Exit 40. A minimum of 10 participants must register to hold the program.

In exchange for 30 hours of indoor and outdoor instruction, candidates must agree to donate 40 hours of volunteer service to West Virginia University Extension. There is a program fee of $85 to cover the cost of the training manual and other materials. Applications are being accepted through February 5th. For an application, please contact the Clay County Extension Office at 304-587-4267. If you must leave a message, please leave your name, address and phone number so we can better serve you.