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.
Commercial Landscaping 101
This 8-session short course is designed for the landscape professional in mind. It will help you better diversify and broaden the scope of the landscape services you provide to customers. Those in landscape maintenance, tree worker, HOA members with landscape responsibilities, parks and recreation staff and municipal maintenance folks will find this training to be helpful.
When: Most Mondays from February 10th - April 14th, 2014
Where: Charlottesville, Virginia
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 pm.
Commercial Landscaping 101 Flyer (PDF | 184KB)
Backyard Poultry Keeping 101
This class is designed to introduce the basic skills and know-how needed to start and keep your own small-flock poultry.
When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Where: Sweet Peeps Farm – 9443 Dyke Road Dyke, VA 22935 (Greene County)
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Presenters: John Thompson, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent in Fluvanna County, has maintained a thriving backyard flock since 2008. He has hands-on experience in all aspects of small flock poultry production – from hatching to processing. John holds a bachelors degree in animal science and a masters in agriculture and extension education. Marissa Holmes is one of the owners of Sweet Peeps Farm – and in addition to opening up her farm to us, will also be offering her first hand experience. It is Sweet Peep's mission to become a mind/body resource for the community by providing a healthy source of protein choices for the body and inspiration for the mind and spirit. They offer pastured poultry and eggs, heritage pork, and heritage breed turkeys.
PLEASE RSVP BY MARCH 28TH to Susan Bro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-985-5236
Albemarle ServSafe Class Registration March 24th & 31st, 2014
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ServSafe Food Handler's Class April 3, 2014
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