The Role of the West Virginia Extension Service in Forestry Education and Technical Assistance
We conducted a survey of county-based West Virginia University Extension Service personnel to clarify the contribution of the organization to forestry outreach education in the state. Questionnaires were mailed to 235 Extension personnel, and 76% responded. Despite few with advanced forestry training, 65% receive forestry-related questions, and 72% of those answer an average of 24% of the questions. The proportion of forestry questions answered by Extension personnel was found to vary as a function of position and program. Referrals of questions to other agencies went most frequently to the West Virginia Division of Forestry and secondarily to other Extension personnel.
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McGill, D. W., Campbell, L. G., & Pierskalla, C. (2007). The Role of the West Virginia Extension Service in Forestry Education and Technical Assistance. The Journal of Extension, 45(6), Article 15. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss6/15