keywords: Extension-agents, extension service, new media, utilize, willingness
Extension service delivery should be more pluralistic, relying on multiple channels of delivery as a result of the increasing dominance of new media applications which provide opportunities as an effective platform for extension service delivery, as well as the rise in involvement of youth in agriculture. Thus, the need to assess willingness of extension service providers to use new media. The study used purposive sampling to collect data on constraints to use of new media, perception towards new media, and willingness to use new media from 105 extension agents available during the data collection stage. The primary data collected were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean and, Pearson product-moment correlation. The result shows that the mean value (1.49) reveals that non-availability of workspace for new media support and, respondents not conversant with the new media were the major constraints faced. More than half (54.3%) of the extension agents expressed positive perception towards new media, while most (58.1%) of the extension agents exhibited willingness to utilize New media for service delivery. There was significant a relationship between perception (r = 0.362) and the willingness to use New media. Thus, to sustain the willingness of extension agents, extension organizations should make available facilities and resources that will enhance the use of new media for service delivery which in turn would expand extension service coverage.