WVU Extension Service

Extension Service Specialists

Whether you are creating a grant proposal for a research topic, or dealing with questions from county citizens, you may find yourself in need of a specialist in subject matter outside your own field of expertise.

Choose from one of the program areas below to find individual WVU Extension specialists and details on their fields of expertise.

4-H & Youth Development specialists

Agriculture & Natural Resources specialists

Family & Community Development specialists

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While some WVU Extension specialists are located in individual counties, most are on WVU’s main campus in Morgantown. Specialists have three major responsibilities in the state Extension system.

The first is to synthesize, evaluate, integrate, and apply research information and expertise from within the land-grant university system in support of and as an integral component of the educational programming activities of the Extension system.

The second is to provide leadership for the county faculty, department, and the cooperative Extension system in the development, implementation, and evaluation of county, statewide, regional, national, and international Extension education programs relevant to their specific subject matter area of expertise.

The third is scholarship. Extension specialists draw heavily on existing knowledge and contribute substantially to the knowledge base. Extension specialists generate new knowledge through studies, transmit new knowledge through educational and professional programs, and materially add to our knowledge base through electronic databases and publications.