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.
2014 Pesticide Classes
There are several Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Classes in the Hampton Roads area scheduled for the coming months. Please contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension office for the specific class you are interested in, if you need further details.
Hampton - March 19, 2014
Portsmouth - April 30, 2014
Chesapeake - June 4, 2014
There is also one Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Training to be held in May in Virginia Beach. If you need to be trained, please register for that class or contact VCE-Virginia Beach if you need further information.
2014 Farm Tire Recycling
As a service to our farmers in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach and to help you dispose of your used agricultural tires in an environmentally friendly way, the Virginia Dare Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its 13th annual tire recycling program on March 13th. A minimal fee of $1.00 per car tire, $5.00 per big truck tire and $15.00 per rear tractor tire will be required for participation in this year's program.
Please contact Kathleen Portee, District Manager at 385-8589 for further details on how you can participate.
Chesapeake 4H Program Brochure
Our Chesapeake 4H Program provides practical experiences in trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship for hundreds of Chesapeake youth. You can join Chesapeake 4-H for the new 4-H year, which starts October 1, 2013. We are currently recruiting youth ages 5-18 and adult volunteers. Opportunities are available to attend various events throughout the State, including at Virginia Tech and Virginia State University and even become a 4H All Star and give back to the community through community service.