Show your 4-H pride and Raise Your Hand as #4HGrown!
Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H Alumni and represent your 4-H state:http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp The top three states with the most “hands raised” will earn $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000, respectively.
Language Interpretation Services Now Available
If you have limited English skills, do not let that stop you from visiting an Extension office. If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English, our staff can serve you by connecting you to one of our Extension agents through a telephone-based interpreter. Interpretation for more than 200 languages is provided. This service is free to our clients. Read more
George Washington Carver Agriculture Research Center Progress
Land prep at carver school.
The Carver school has been busy in August with many activities which showcase progress on the overall project. The alumni association reunion hosted more than 500 attendees August 6th and land behind the school was cleared by Culpeper County (thank you Joe Koontz). Following clearing, lime was applied to balance pH (thank you CFC Farm and Home) and poultry litter to improve soil fertility (thank you Mt. Pony Farms). Then, the soil was tilled for planting (thank you Battle Park Farms) and cover crop seed donated (thank you County Farm Service). These 8 acres will be used to support planned work funded by the Ohrstrom Foundation to include vegetable production as a training ground for beginners, who will learn by doing. Roger Williams, retired Cisco engineer, is the volunteer leader of this project. Read More >>
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2016 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.
Become a 4-H Volunteer
Inspire the next generation -- become a 4-H volunteer! 4-H programs look to volunteers to help our young people learn the skills they need to prepare for their futures while also having fun.