Our Vision State and Berkeley County Map

WVU Extension Service meets the changing lifelong learning needs of people, organizations, and communities by putting knowledge to work.

Our Mission

WVU Extension Service educators and volunteers build and help sustain collaborations and partnerships with people and organizations in West Virginia, to improve their lives and communities. Our programs and services strengthen leaders of all ages, youth, and families. We develop and teach best practices for sustainable agriculture, for responsible use of renewable resources, and stewardship of natural resources. We work to improve our state’s communities, workforce, and the economy.

Our People

Dr. Mary Beth Bennett ~ Agriculture Agent
Doug Hovatter ~ 4-H Agent
Sue M. Flanagan ~ Families and Health Agent
Karin Kozlowski ~ Adult Nutrition Outreach Instructor
Jill Speelman ~ Youth Nutrition Outreach Instructor
Suzanne Antolini ~ Office Assistant
Cecily Fritz ~ Administrative Assistant

Berkeley County Extension Service Committee

The BCESC gives guidance to the county Cooperative Extension Service program as established in accordance with House Bill O. 231, passed Feb. 23, 1963. The committee shall include the county farm bureau president, CEOS county council president, county 4-H leaders’ association president, a county commissioner, a county board of education member, and two residents of the county appointed by the Board of Regents of West Virginia for staggered terms of three years each beginning the first of July.

Photo Ext Service Committee

Shown left to right are committee members at the February 10, 2015 meeting: Harry Sturman, CEOS; Jim Barnhart, County Councilman; Thomas Walker; Matt Ware, Farm Bureau; Carla Kitchen; and Pat Murphy, Board of Education. BCESC members not pictured are: Courtney Funk, 4-H Leader’s Association, and Charlotte Norris. Photograph taken by Pat Sturman.