Director Of Extension

Gowda (Director of Extension)

Dr. T. H. Gowda

     M.Sc.(Agri.), Ph.D.(GPB), M.F.(USA), PGDAEM

Director of Extension
University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences
Shimoga – 577 225

: [email protected]
: 08182-267015
:  94808 38957

: 08182-267015

Profile: Dr.T.H. Gowda

The Directorate of Extension of the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga has a statutory role to play with regard to extension. Extension service is a vehicle, which carries scientific agricultural technology interventions developed at the Research Stations to the farm, for the overall benefit of the farming community. This noble activity facilitates in bridging the identified technological gaps existing with the farmers. The ultimate goal of this important function of the University is to enhance the sustainable net income of the farmer, by taking all the enterprises on the farm into consideration, integrating them and treating the whole farm as one unit.


This major function of extension is accomplished through dissemination of farm information, training of farmers and extension functionaries, educating the farmers through field activities such as demonstrations, field visits, field days, farm advisory service etc. To carry out these activities, four Krishi Vignan Kendras, Two Extension Education Units at ……… Extension Units at working under the jurisdiction of the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga.


The farming community can avail the services of the units of the Directorate of Extension to get the solutions to their farming problems and to increase their economic status.



Functional Units at Head quarters of the Directorate of Extension

  • Farm Information Unit
  • Agriculture Technology Information Centre (ATIC)
  • Staff Training Unit
  • State Agriculture Management & Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) – South
  • Farmers Hostel
  • Bakery Training Unit
  • Communication Centre
  • Department of Kannada Studies
  • Agri. Clinic & Agri. Business Centre (AC & ABC)
  • National Agriculture Extension Programme
  • Distance Education Unit
  • Consultancy Cell