Hanover County Staff
Hanover County Staff

The Hanover County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Hanover County improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

13015 Taylor Complex Lane
Ashland, VA 23005

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (804) 752-4310
Fax: (804) 752-4311
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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

Home Gardening Series Winter 2017


Time and Date

Library Location

Native Plants

9:30 AM, January 7


Beautify Your World with Flowers

10:30 AM, January 14


Container Gardening

 9:30 AM January 21


How to Make and Use Compost

9:30 AM, January 28


Organic Gardening Alternatives

9:30 AM, February 4


Have a Lawn to be Proud of

10:30 February 11


Saving Your Garden Bounty with Canning Freezing and Dehydrating

9:30 AM February 18


Basics of Hardwood Pruning

9:30 AM, February 25


Landscaping – Right Plant, Right Place

9:30 March 4


Starting Your Seeds Indoors - Get a Jump Start on Your Garden

9:30 March 11


Getting Ready for Spring Gardening

9:30AM  March 18


Save Money and Eat Better with Home Grown Vegetables

 10:30 AM March 25


Small Scale Gardening

9:30 AM, April 1



9:30 AM April 8


Master Food Volunteer Training

Combine your love for cooking, nutrition, physical activity and helping others by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer (MFV). The MFV training will consist of lessons in basic nutrition, meal planning, healthy cooking techniques, and food safety, with an opportunity to sample delicious recipes. After the training, you will have the opportunity to volunteer in food demonstrations and displays at health fairs or farmers’ markets, food preparation and food safety classes, assisting with nutrition education programs or create your own forum for outreach in your community.

If are interested in becoming a Master Food Volunteer, please contact Ann Vargo (avargo@vt.edu; 804-751-4401) or Pegi Wright (lvwright@vt.edu;804-775-3062)

The Hanover Master Gardeners Need Your Input

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Office aims to improve the lives and well-being of people and communities in Virginia by offering educational programs in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development. If you are a resident in the County of Hanover, we seek to learn how we can meet your gardening needs. By completing this short five question survey, your opinion will help shape the Master Gardener programs that are offered in Hanover County.

Take Survey Now

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