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.
Virginia Cooperative Extension Summer Internship Opportunity
Virginia Cooperative Extension in Essex and Westmoreland Counties will be hiring an intern for the 2014 summer. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited college or university in a course of study relevant to the mission of Extension. The intern will work closely with the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agents in Essex and Westmoreland Counties to coordinate and implement program events and activities, as well as gain further knowledge of Virginia Cooperative Extension. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.ext.vt.edu/internship/index.html. Please note that applications are not handled through local Extension offices; all interested individuals must visit the website listed to apply. Applications are due March 14, 2014 by 5:00 pm to the State Extension office in Blacksburg. For more information, please contact Stephanie Romelczyk at the Westmoreland Extension Office at 804-493-8924 or Keith Balderson at the Essex Extension Office at 804-443- 3551.
Essex County Junior 4-H Camp, June 30 – July 4, 2014
When: June 30-July 4, 2014
Where: Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, Williamsburg, VA
Who: Any boy or girl between the ages of 9 to 13 (as of 9/30/14)
Cost: $225.00 covers meals, lodging, programs, T-shirt, camp photo, and transportation to and from camp
Essex County Junior 4-H Camp Registration (PDF | 72KB)
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2014 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.