Cumberland County Staff
Cumberland County Staff

The Cumberland 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 Cumberland 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.

1548 Anderson Highway
P.O. Box 80
Cumberland, VA 23040

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

Main Office: (804) 492-4390
Fax: (804) 492-5718
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2015 Sept Beef Feed Rationing Workshop

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Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering  a FREE Beef Feed Rationing Workshop to be held on Friday, September 11th at the Prince Edward Extension Office.  Registration will run from 5:30 – 6:00 PM and the program will be from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.  Hay samples will be taken from each registrant’s farm/property and they will learn to balance a beef ration based on their own hay analysis results.  The registration deadline is August 17th to allow time for the hay sample collection and analysis prior to the workshop. 

Featured speakers will be Dr. Mark McCann, Professor, VT Animal & Poultry Sciences and David Baber, PAS, Southern States Feed Sales Tech Rep.  Topics covered will be nutritional needs of cows at various stages, supplemental feed options, mineral and other considerations in balancing feeds, and calculating beef rations.

There is a 10 person minimum and 25 person  maximum to hold the workshop to please make sure you register to reserve your spot.  To register…please call the Cumberland Extension Office at 804-492-4390 or email dplumley@vt.edu.

Please click on the link below to view the flyer for more details:

2015 Beef Feed Rationing Flyer (PDF | 424KB)

Cumberland 4-H Program overview

4-H!!!

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.  The Cumberland County 4-H Program offers youth ages 5-19 opportunities to participate in a livestock club, educational contests, day and overnight camps, after school programs, and much more!

To find out more about the Cumberland County 4-H Program, contact:

Linda Eanes, Cumberland 4-H Extension Agent, by calling 804-492-4390 or email leanes@vt.edu.

 

4-H Motto:  To Make the Best Better!

4-H Pledge:

I pledge...My HEAD to Clearer Thinking,

My HEART to Greater Loyalty,

My HANDS to Larger Service,

and My HEALTH to Better Living,

For My Club, My Community, My Country, and My World.

4-H Colors: Green & White

The white is for purity.

The green, nature's most common color, is for life, springtime, and youth.

                              

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Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners

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What is a Master Gardener?

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are a unique group of volunteers who work under the guidance of VCE to provide unbiased, research-based, environmentally sound horticulture information to the public.

How Do I Become a Master Gardener?

Master Gardener Trainees complete 50 hours of classroom instruction in subjects such as basic botany; soils & fertilizers; plant propagation; diagnosing plant damage; pesticide use & safety; trees & shrubs; lawn & turf management; pruning; landscape design; water quality; and organic practices. After the classroom instruction has been satisfactorily completed, the trainee becomes a Master Gardener Intern. Interns are required to volunteer an additional 50 hours during their first year before becoming an official VCE Master Gardener. Active Master Gardeners must receive an additional 8 hours of advanced training and volunteer at least 20 hours each year to remain a VCE Master Gardener.

Click here to view the Heart of Virginia Master Gardener website

Central Piedmont Master Naturalists

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Mission

The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Interested Virginians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service.

Who Can Participate?

People who are curious about nature, enjoy the outdoors, and want to be a part of natural resource management and conservation in Virginia are perfect candidates to become Virginia Master Naturalists. It is open to all adults regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.

Overview

Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. The process for becoming a certified Virginia Master Naturalist typically takes 6 to 12 months. One starts by completing a 40-hour basic training course offered by a local chapter of the program. An additional 8 hours of advanced training are also required. An important part of the certification process is the required 40 hours of volunteer service.

Chapters are in development across Virginia. In an area where there is no existing chapter, several interested people and an advisor from a sponsoring agency can start their own.

Click here to view the Central Piedmont Master Naturalist website

Situation Analysis Report

Virginia Cooperative Extension takes pride in the premise that vital programming is based on the issues, problems, and needs of the people. A thorough analysis of the situation provides context for understanding and addressing these problems. Each local office updates their situation analysis every 4-5 years.

Situation Analysis Report, Cumberland County, 2013