Welcome to the WVU Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit website. West Virginia is a state rich in natural resources—forests, water, grassland, coal and gas—and communities of people with strong rural values. Streams on the eastern side of the state are part of the Potomac River watershed; those on the western side flow into the Ohio River. Like the rivers, many of the economic interactions related to agriculture and natural resources are strongly connected to markets outside the state boundaries, while a large number of producers are small scale with strong local ties.
Collaboration is essential in building successful programs. The ANR Unit collaborates with the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design (and its research stations and farms), the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the National Research Center for Coal and Energy, and other WVU colleges and research units; with other West Virginia higher education institutions; and with state agencies such as the Soil Conservation Agency, WV Department of Agriculture, and the Farm Bureau.
The ANR Unit is expected to work across a statewide WVU system of regional campuses and county extension offices and across the diverse interests in food and fiber and natural resources.
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