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Extending Knowledge. Changing Lives. 

Part of the University's Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute, West 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 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowOffice Locations
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

McDowell County
Welch Armory
600 Stewart St.
Welch, WV. 24801
(304) 320-5446

Nicholas County
603 Broad St.
Summersville, WV. 26651
(304) 872-2881

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

Ami Smith
Associate Vice President for Public Service and Director of Extension
(304) 204-4305
Annette Ericksen
Assistant Program Director, Agriculture & Natural Resources
(614) 271-3005
Hannah Payne
Assistant Program Director, 4-H Youth Development
(304) 553-8218
Jeanie Sutphin
Administrative Assistant
(304) 204-4305
Reasonable accommodations will be made to provide this content into reasonable alternate accessible formats upon request. Please contact the WVSU Extension Service office at (304) 204-4305 or

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.
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Tree Pruning Workshop
February 29
9 a.m. to noon
WVSU Integrated Research & Extension Building
Hands-on workshop about tree pruning.
Cost: Free
Additional Details
Registration: Contact Extension Agent Liz Moss  at (304) 661-6016 or

Sustainable Production Management Through Spatial Analysis - Workshop Series
February 29-May 30
WVSU Campus and Online
Cost: Free
This hands-on workshop series will help make farm planning easier, more productive and sustainable. Ideal for producers who own or lease land for agricultural purposes
Registration & Additional Details

2020 West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference & Community Expo
Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, 2020
WVSU Campus
Cost: Free
Additional details coming soon.

Visit the WVSU Economic Development Center website for a list of upcoming events happening at that facility.

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