Chesapeake Staff
Chesapeake Staff

The City of Chesapeake 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 City of Chesapeake improve their lives.

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

310 Shea Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (757) 382-6348
Fax: (757) 382-6665
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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

Chesapeake 4H Clubs for 2016

Learn about all there is to Chesapeake 4H Clubs for the 2016 - 2017 Year.

Area Pesticide Recertifications

There are several Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification classes in the Hampton Roads area scheduled for the coming months.  

Virginia Beach    November 17, 2015

Portsmouth         November 18, 2015

Yorktown          March 15, 2016

Norfolk               May 18, 2016

Chesapeake        June 21, 2016

 

Please contact the VCE office for the specific class you are interested in attending, if you need additional details.       

Private Pesticide Classes 2016

There are several upcoming private pesticide re-certification classes that will be occurring in the next few months.  Any of the classes to remain in compliance, especially if your current license expires December 31, 2015.   Please read the following notice for full details.

2016 Southeast VA Field Crop Conference

This annual winter production meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Hickory Ruritan Building, 2752 Battlefield Boulevard South, Chesapeake, VA 23322.  The doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for exhibitor set-up, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program will get underway promptly at 9:00 a.m.  Approximately 50-60 farmers from Chesapeake and Virginia Beach attend this grain/soybean production meeting.  Several agribusinesses have display tables and sponsor this meeting.  Private pesticide recertification in category 90 as well as Commercial Categories 1A, 1C, 10, and 60 are offered.  Important production topics are presented by Extension and Ag-Industry Specialists.  No pre-registration necessary. Look at our brochure for further details. 

2016 Hampton Roads Fruit & Vegetable Conference

This annual winter production meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Hickory Ruritan Building, 2752 Battlefield Boulevard South, Chesapeake, VA 23322.  The doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for exhibitor set-up, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program will get underway promptly at 9:00 a.m.  Approximately 30-40 area fruit and vegetable producers attend to hear important production topics presented by Extension and Ag-Industry Specialists.  Agribusinesses have display tables and sponsor this meeting.  Private pesticide recertification in categories 90 and 91 are offered.  No pre-registration necessary. Look at our brochure for further details.

Shoreline Erosion

Trying to manage shoreline erosion on your property?    Consider a living shoreline approach.  

2016 Chesapeake 4H Summer Camp

Please save the date for Chesapeake's 4H Junior Summer Camp.