Chesterfield County Extension Staff
Chesterfield County Extension Staff

The Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield 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.

6807 Mimms Loop
P.O. Box 146
Chesterfield, VA 23832

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

Main Office: (804) 751-4401
Fax: (804) 751-0515
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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.

Sarah Gregory 4-H Volunteer of the Year 2014

Sarah Gregory of Chesterfield County is thoroughly engaged in every aspect of 4-H. As a volunteer for more than 40 years, she has done it all.

Sarah is a leader of two 4-H clubs; has gone to camp and taught leather craft for more than 30 years; and serves as a chaperone to State 4-H Congress, Citizen Washington Focus, and Intermediate Congress at Virginia State University. She is continuously in schools or at community events to promote the programs and opportunities 4-H has to offer. Her years of work with the Chesterfield County Fair have resulted in tremendous 4-H participation through displays, competitions, exhibits, and entries.

In her "spare time," Sarah actively participates in 4-H All-Stars, the International 4-H Youth Exchange program, and the Extension Leadership Council — both locally and representing Planning District 15 at the state level.

Sarah enthusiastically engages elected officials and university leadership at all levels to advocate for support and funding for Extension in general and 4-H Youth Development in particular. She is passionate about exposing youth to the values of 4-H, and guiding them to be productive citizens and leaders.

According to her nominator, Sarah is a tireless volunteer and a true gem to the residents of Chesterfield. "She is highly respected around the state, and there is rarely a district or state conference that I attend where I don’t hear her name referenced for her exceptional contributions and leadership. Her dedication to the program is incomparable. What makes her even more special is that she would never nominate herself for any awards at all — she does it all purely for the love of children and her belief in the values that 4-H can help instill within each community."

Thanks, Sarah, for all that you do for 4-H and Virginia Cooperative Extension!

Newsletter and Program Updates

Would you like to receive notification about lawn and garden programs or upcoming public seminars? If you are not receiving our newsletter and other program updates, send us an email requesting that you be placed on the recipient list to receive these notifications. Email your request to:  

Free Public Seminars this Fall


Growing Mushrooms

There is no need to be in the "dark" about growing mushrooms. Growing mushrooms is unlike other gardening, but you can grow mushrooms at home. These tasty chameleons of the food world are fat-free, low in calories, and filled with vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients. Plus it is fun!

11/6/2014              6:00 PM                  Central Library  

While these seminars are free, registration is encouraged as space is limited. Please call the Chesterfield Cooperative Extension at 804-751-4401 or email us at to register.

Landscape for Life

The Landscape for Life educational series instructs homeowners on how to create and maintain healthy and beautiful landscapes that benefit their family and the surrounding community. Homeowners learn how to work with nature, no matter where they live, whether they garden in a city or suburban lot, a 20 acre farm or a common area of a condominium.

The program will meet Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM, February 10, 2015 through March 17, 2015 at the Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield, 23832. The cost of the program is $75.00, which includes all class materials. For more information, or to register, contact Sherry Minnicino, 804-751-4401, or by email to: Please note that registration closes January 27, 2015 or when the program is full. 

Click here to download a registration form.


Grass Roots & Learn Your Landscape Programs 2014

Grass Roots and Learn Your Landscape Programs 2014

The Grass Roots Program is closed for this year. Thank you for joining us! Please call us at 804-751-4401 to be placed on the waiting list for Spring 2015. 

The Learn Your Landscape Program is currently full. We have reached our maximum number of registrants. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for 2015, please call the Chesterfield County Extension Office at 804-751-4401. 

Become a Master Gardener Volunteer


Agriculture and Natural Resources Info

The Chesterfield County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is proud to serve our residents with numerous lawn and garden programs and services. 

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Master 4-H Volunteer Program

Master 4-H Volunteer Program

4-H is looking for volunteers for the Master 4-H Volunteer Program. For more information

please contact Bethany Eigel; the 4-H Agent at, or Jennifer Farrow; the 4-H Technician 

at or call 804-751-4401. 

FCS News and Programs

Family Consumer Sciences has a line up of educational workshops for 2014. Some of these include "Making Your Money Go Further", "Minimizing Holiday Debt", "Small Steps to Health and Wealth", "Nutrition, Family Food Safety and Stretching Your Food Dollar" and "Fit Extension Connection". For more information, please contact Linda Jackson Cole, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, at 804-751-4401 or by email at

To see a more detailed listing of the educational workshops being offered, please click here.

Equine Resources

New!  Equine Resources page recently added!