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
2017 Master Gardener Volunteer Training
The VCE (Virginia Cooperative Extension) Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program trains participants to become VCE Master Gardener Volunteers in practical gardening and landscaping techniques both, preserving and protecting the environment. The classes are taught by the horticulture extension agent, experts, and professionals in the different fields.
When: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, continuing each Wednesday for 15 weeks
Where: VCE - Culpeper, VCE - Greene, VCE - Madison, and VCE - Orange
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Cost: The tuition is $145. This price covers the cost of study materials and instructor fees.
Registration Deadline: December 14, 2016
2017-Master Gardener Volunteer Training Brochure and Application (PDF | 358KB)
George Washington Carver Agriculture Research Center Progress
Land prep at carver school.
The Carver school has been busy in August with many activities which showcase progress on the overall project. The alumni association reunion hosted more than 500 attendees August 6th and land behind the school was cleared by Culpeper County (thank you Joe Koontz). Following clearing, lime was applied to balance pH (thank you CFC Farm and Home) and poultry litter to improve soil fertility (thank you Mt. Pony Farms). Then, the soil was tilled for planting (thank you Battle Park Farms) and cover crop seed donated (thank you County Farm Service). These 8 acres will be used to support planned work funded by the Ohrstrom Foundation to include vegetable production as a training ground for beginners, who will learn by doing. Roger Williams, retired Cisco engineer, is the volunteer leader of this project. Read More >>
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2016 version of Virginia Cooperative Extension's Pest Management Guides are now available on our website. The guides cover Field Crops, Home Grounds and Animals, and Horticultural and Forest Crops.