Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
UPDATE: 4-H Camp, July 13-17
REGISTRATION UPDATE, 4/2/2014: Registration for the 2014 FAA 4-H Junior Camp was finally able to begin on March 10th, but due to technological challenges, we were unable to post the announcement and the registration packet here. We are deeply sorry for the delay, and have learned how to prevent this from happening next year.
Currently, registration for ALL campers from Arlington is full. You may be asking, But how is that possible if it never got posted on the website?! Many parents have spoken directly with and/or emailed the Extension Agent, Emily Reiersgaard, since she began in this position in January 2014. Those parents’ email addresses were recorded, and they received the registration packet as soon as it became available. Those parents were able to share the registration packet with others whom did not contact the agent, and the registration packet was also made available on the Arlington County 4-H Facebook page. Due to the incredibly high demand in Arlington relative to the few spots available, camp filled within just two weeks of the arrival of the registration forms to parents’ inboxes – all while we were still unable to put the content on the website due to technological errors.
However, we strongly recommend that you still register your child(ren). While we cannot guarantee space for your child(ren), historically Arlington County has been able to take all the children on the waiting list. We cannot predict with certainty whether we will be able to do the same this year, but we are hopeful, and encourage you to register. This is also first-come first-serve, so the sooner we receive your child(ren)’s completed registration forms, the better the odds are that they will get a spot at camp. Parents will be notified of their campers’ waitlist status shortly after registration closes on May 30th.
You will find the registration packet linked below:
2014 4-H Camp Registration Packet (PDF | 2MB)
Also, we are still looking for a few teen counselors, especially boys! Contact your local 4-H Extension agent (either Emily in Arlington, Reggie in Alexandria, or Sam in Fairfax) for an application.
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2014 version of Virginia Cooperative Extension's Pest Management Guides are now available on our website. The guides cover Field Crops, Home Grounds and Animals, and Horticultural and Forest Crops.