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West Virginia State University Extension Service logoWest Virginia State University Extension Service brings research-based knowledge to you through innovative programs, expert advice and a wealth of dependable answers to the questions important to West Virginia. We are the primary outreach arm of WVSU and part of the land-grant mission of teaching, research and extension.

Our efforts focus on: 
Main Office
WVSU Campus

100 Curtis House
P.O. Box 1000
Institute, WV. 25112-1000
(304) 204-4305

Fayette County
Oak Hill City Hall
100 Kelly Avenue
Oak Hill, WV. 25901
(304) 610-5655

Kanawha County
WVSU Economic Development Center
1506 Kanawha Blvd. West
Charleston, WV. 25387
(304) 720-1401

Logan County
Hatfield & McCoy Trails Office
P.O. Box 146
Man, WV. 25635
(304) 752-3255

Putnam County
3566 Teays Valley Road
Hurricane, WV. 25526
(304) 552-0075

Raleigh County
200 Main St.
Beckley, WV. 25801
(304) 923-5820
WVSU Extension Service: To learn more about our organization, download our comprehensive brochure, which includes program information, an office location directory and a funding snapshot.
Extending Knowledge Changing Lives

Impacting West Virginia: The research and outreach efforts of WVSU are impacting West Virginians statewide. To learn more about the work we're doing in your community, download our latest impact document.
Impacting West Virginia

Agriculture Resource Guide: A collection of agricultural agencies and contacts from throughout West Virginia.
Agriculture Resources Guide

Outreach/Research: This annual publication showcases WVSU's various outreach and research initiatives in a unique flip-style format. 

Our Team

Dr. Ami
Dr. Ami Smith
Vice President and Dean and Director for Agricultural Research & Extension
(304) 204-4305
Dr. Johnnie
Dr. Johnnie Westbrook
Associate Dean, Associate Director of Extension
(304) 204-4302
Hannah Payne
Assistant Director of Extension
(304) 553-8218
Jeanie Sutphin
Administrative Assistant
(304) 204-4305
Sara Price
4-H Youth Development Program Leader
(304) 766-5711
Adam Hodges
Community & Economic Development Program Leader
(304) 610-5655
Kaysha Jackson
Director, WVSU Economic Development Center
(304) 720-1403
Dr. John
Dr. John Kessell
Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Leader
(304) 766-4275
Dr. Donte
Dr. Donte Pennington
Family & Consumer Sciences Program Leader
(304) 204-4096

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West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status in any of its programs or activities. 

For information about Title IX policies and procedures at West Virginia State University, visit our Title IX page.

Online Learning with WVSU Extension Service


We are working to expand our online learning opportunities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, our Agriculture & Natural Resources unit is offering a variety of learning opportunities through our Canvas platform. Visit our Canvas platform to learn more and explore available courses.

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