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WVU Roane County Extension Office
110 Parking Plaza
Spencer, WV 25276

Phone: 304-927-0975/0976
Fax: 304-927-0983
Office Hours 8:00 – 4:00 Mon-Fri
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WVU Serving all 55 of West Virginia’s Counties

The WVU Extension Service provides community programs in throughout the state with support from West Virginia University faculty and staff. WVU also maintains a historic special-mission campus at WVU Jackson’s Mill Center for Lifelong Learning and State 4-H Camp, near Weston, West Virginia.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Extension’s
Service to West Virginia

Smith-Lever is 100!

Extension 100 logo Not every organization can claim to have been created by an act of Congress. The year was 1914, and the United States Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act, creating a unique educational system called the National Cooperative Extension Service.

Indeed, our faculty agents, specialists, and staff are the “extension” of the University, and our WVU Extension county offices are the front door to the university in all 55 West Virginia counties.

Read WVU President E.Gordon Gee’s remarks on WVU Extension’s centennial milestone…

Learn more about the history of Extension Service in West Virginia…

Trusted Traditions, Progressive Solutions

The West Virginia University Extension Service is celebrating a century of service to the state by sharing its noteworthy history.

Although familiar today, the National Cooperative Extension Service was quite unique in the world of early 20th century education. The new system combined cooperative support by federal, state and county partnerships with trained educators who would translate research from each state’s land-grant university into practical, useful information for the state’s citizens.

That’s how the WVU Extension Service was born. It’s survived by being innovative, remaining connected and committed to West Virginia and its citizens, and helping West Virginia University to meet its mission as a land-grant institution.

Did you know that Extension specialists and county agents are actually WVU faculty members? Or that while some states have made significant cuts to their Extension programs, West Virginia still maintains a WVU Extension office in every county?

WVU Extension brings you such programs as:

WVU Extension operates the W.Va. State Fire Training Academy, WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp, the Institute for Labor Studies and Research, the Community Leadership Academy, the Small Farm Center, the WVU Reedsville Farm, and participates in other research-based efforts across the state. Extension also provides training to community leaders, local government officials, business owners, and entrepreneurs to strengthen our small towns and communities and provide jobs.

Additionally, Extension partners with WVU colleges, like the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, to make a greater impact in municipalities and communities across West Virginia through WVU programs like the Community Design Team, and more.

Extension 100 Celebration Media Highlights


WV Living magazine features the 100th birthday of WVU Extension Service and the Smith-Lever Act. Read more of this article from WV Living…

Decision Makers: Guest Gordon Gee

“One of the most powerful forces for good in the state.” That’s how WVU President Gordon Gee describes WVU Extension Service.

WVU President Gee talks about the importance of the land-grant mission.

Watch the entire Decision Makers show.

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WVU President Gordon Gee talks about Extension’s 100th celebration on West Virginia Public Radio. Begin listening at 20:20.

Historic Photos

West Virginia University Extension Service has served the people of the state for a century as the “front door” to the University in communities across the state. Witness the earlier years of WVU Extension’s partnership with West Virginians. See how the Extension agents created positive change through educational programs and initiatives with these historic photos.

WVU Extension Service, through trusted research and local experts, has helped advance the lives of West Virginians. With progressive solutions, WVU Extension will continue its mission into the next century.

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