WVU Sustainable Agriculture Committee

The West Virginia Center for Sustainable Agriculture has concentrated its efforts toward communication with professional staff and the farmers and communities we serve. The leadership responsibilities of the Sustainable Agriculture program at West Virginia University has changed from the undivided attention of visiting professor to shared attention from a multidiscipline committee chaired by a full-time farm management specialist. The committee make-up includes specialists in soils, forage production, weed control, integrated pest management, livestock production, and marketing, farm management, forestry, as well as three field agents who have a more general approach to agriculture with many years of experience in program delivery. The current chairmen, Tom McConnell ( TRMcConnell@mail.wvu.edu ) was a county agent for 20 years.


WVU Sustainable Agriculture Committee

Name and Title E-mail Address Phone Number
Ed Rayburn
Extension Specialist - Agronomy
Ed.Rayburn@mail.wvu.edu 304/293-6131, ext. 4209
Phil Osborne
Extension Specialist - Animal Husbandry
PIOsborne@mail.wvu.edu 304/293-6131, ext. 4203
Bruce Loyd
Lewis County Extension Agent
BMLoyd@mail.wvu.edu 304/269-4660
John Jett
Extension Specialist - Horticulture
John.Jett@mail.wvu.edu 304/293-6131, ext. 4224
Bill Bryan
Plant and Soil Sciences Professor
William.Bryan@mail.wvu.edu 304/293-6256, ext. 4318
David Cooke
Boone County Extension Agent
David.Cooke@mail.wvu.edu 304/369-7399

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