WVU Extension Service

As StateJournal our year-long Smith-Lever 100th Anniversary celebration winds to a close, Steve Bonanno extended WVU Extension’s thanks to the people of West Virginia in an article in The State Journal. Read more

Ann Berry joins University Relations team


After serving 14 years as associate director for advancement, Ann Bailey Berry will be leaving Extension to join WVU’s University Relations team as assistant vice president for marketing and outreach, effective Nov. 15. Read more

Gee shares big ideas for WVU, its partners

gee-speech In his first State of the University address on the Morgantown campus in some 30 years, President Gordon Gee unveiled “big” ideas to propel WVU and its partners forward as one cohesive academic and economic force. WVU Extension people and programs – and Gee’s 55- county tour – were featured prominently in his speech and in the accompanying video. Read more…


Congratulations to our 2014 Summer Steps winners!

Monongalia County – more than 2400 miles
Pendleton County – more than 1800 miles
Mineral County – almost 1000 miles

Celebrating Smith Lever

In recognition of the Smith Lever celebration, WVU’s ENEWS ran stories about the WVU Extension Service from Sept. 22 – 25.

Thursday – Extension empowers West Virginians through education about state’s natural resources

The shale interdisciplinary Oil and Natural Gas Education Program team includes Extension county agents, geologists and water quality experts, legal experts, and representatives from industry, community and environmental groups who provide families and communities with reliable information. Full story

Wednesday – Fire Service Extension provides lifesaving skills to firefighters across state, region

Fire FireFighters Service Extension trains more than 2,000 firefighters each year. The Extension program, located in Jackson’s Mill in Weston, travels the country to teach life-saving skills. Full story

Tuesday – Exhilarating adventures become new tradition in West Virginia 4-H program

The 4-HZip emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math disciplines has become more the norm in the 4-H world than the exception. The variety of programs now available statewide to 4-H youths reflect the changing times and a concerted effort to help kids discover and pursue their passion. Full story

Monday – West Virginia town creates first online farmers market with Extension

When Peppers the Monroe Farm Market had more product than consumers, Extension stepped in to help support the local farmers with the state’s first online farmers’ market. The market helps deliver products from the rural town of Union to Charleston, whose large customer base orders fresh meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables from the local farmers just a few counties over. Full story

New Research Funding Database Available through Office of Sponsored Programs ResearchDatabase

The WVU Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has made a new database available to WVU faculty, students and staff. Pivot™ is a web-based discovery and workflow tool that combines a comprehensive source of global funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles. Learn more from the OSP introductory document.

A Single Question Brings On the Band

Welcome WVU Band photo from McDowell County trip

When WVU President Gordon Gee visited McDowell County last spring, he asked how the University could help. Donald Reed asked about bringing the Pride of West Virginia, the WVU Mountaineer Marching Band to the county, the audience responded enthusiastically and the rest is history.

Two local high schools rescheduled their opening football game, the band added McDowell County to its travel itinerary for the Chik-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, and an enthusiastic crowd in the state’s southern-most county got a big dose of Mountaineer spirit.

Watch the video.

Joyce-McConnell Position description finalized and posted for Dean and Director of WVU Extension Service

Provost Joyce McConnell approves the position description and posting of WVU Extension Service’s Dean and Director.