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
4-H Teen Leadership Opportunity – Applications Available Now
The Westmoreland/Richmond County 4-H program is now recruiting teens who are interested in serving in a leadership role at 2017 4-H camp. Youth interested in serving as Teen Leaders must be at least 14 years old by 1/1/17 to be eligible to apply and also must be available to serve for the Westmoreland and Richmond County’s camping week – July 24-28, 2017.
Teen Leadership Announcement (PDF | 182KB)
Application for Volunteer 4-H Camp Teen Counselor (PDF | 419KB)
Mosquitos and their Control
Mosquitoes occur throughout Virginia and are both a nuisance, as well as a potential disease carrier. Eliminating potential mosquito breeding habitats around the home landscape is a critical part of a mosquito control program. Check out VCE’s updated mosquito publication: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/ENTO/ENTO-202/ENTO-202.html.
In addition, Altosid XR mosquito control briquettes are available for Westmoreland County residents at no charge. Altosid XR is an insecticide that works by preventing the emergence of adult mosquitoes and is used in potential mosquito breeding habitats, such as roadside ditches and other standing water. The briquettes are slow release providing control for up to 150 days. Visit the Extension Office at the AT Johnson Building to pick up the briquettes (limit 5 per household).
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.