Amherst County Staff
Amherst County Staff

The Amherst 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 Amherst 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.

100 Goodwin Street
Amherst, VA 24521-0580

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

Main Office: (434) 946-9365
Fax: (434) 946-9404
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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.

Livestock Protection Program Workshop

Learn ways to legally deter predators from harming livestock and ways to seek assistance. For more details and a registration information...

2014 Fall Potpourri for Providers Early Childhood Education Conference

When: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Where: CVCC Lynchburg

Time: 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Doors open at 7:15 a.m.

Registration Fee: $25 for 7 CE credits; $15 for 4 CE credits

Registration Deadline: August 15. No registrations will be accepted after the 15th or at the door.

2014 Fall Potpourri for Providers Early Childhood Education Conference Flyer (PDF | 508KB)

2014 Home Water Testing for Amherst Residents

Do you get your water from a well, spring, or cistern? Learn more about the quality and safety of your water! For more details and a registration form...

Hill City Master Gardeners

Volunteers who work with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service to improve gardening skills throughout the community through education. Program objectives are implemented through the training of local volunteers known as Master Gardeners. We collaborate with Extension to conduct youth and community education; establish and maintain demonstration gardens; organize a Home Visit team; and provide a speakers bureau. We work with special audiences in the community for youth and community outreach of a horticultural nature. We recruit and educate new Master Gardener candidates for effective volunteering.  Master Gardeners are local volunteers in your community who work with the Virginia Cooperative Extension service to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve your community’s quality of life through various horticultural projects.  For more information, please visit our website:

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