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About Extension

Welcome to the wonderful world of West Virginia University Extension!

Vision: WVU Extension envisions a West Virginia where all its people can reach their fullest potential.

Mission: Improve the lives and livelihoods of all West Virginians.

Value Statement: Extension’s work is guided by collaboration and partnership; doing no harm; providing trusted, science-based practical education; helping people help themselves; serving all people; and exercising accountability.

Focus: WVU Extension focuses on providing trusted and practical educational programs that improve health, education and prosperity. These programs help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

WVU Extension programs bring results.

Download a printable front-back fact-sheet (PDF) to learn more about WVU Extension's recent program highlights.

WVU Extension positively impacts the lives of West Virginia residents in all 55 counties.

It starts here at West Virginia University and WVU Extension is proud of the many achievements of our faculty, staff, programs, and facilities and our role in improving the lives of citizens across the state and country. Browse recent annual reports to learn how the WVU Extension impacts the state’s 55 counties.

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Annual Reports

Our annual reports reflect a look at the year in the past and the work of WVU Extension.

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Current West Virginia Data

WV data that documents changes; improve outcomes; and communicates Extension work.

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WVU Extension's Impact on WV

WVU Extension improves lives and livelihoods across West Virginia every day.

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Visiting Committee

Members of the WVU Extension Visiting committee serve in an advisory capacity to WVU Extension. In this capacity, members contribute their time, diverse talents and treasures to help WVU Extension meet its vision and mission.  

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Volunteer with WVU Extension

Explore ways that you, as a WVU Extension volunteer, can have fun while making a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve.

WVU Extension connects people to information and knowledge that enables them to change lives and improve their communities.