Essex County Staff
Essex County Staff

The Essex 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 Essex 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.

112 Cross Street
P.O. Box 849
Tappahannock, VA 22560

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

Main Office: (804) 443-3551
Fax: (804) 443-2048
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Fit Ex

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Virginia Cooperative Extension has a new 8-week walking program, Fit Ex, to help encourage co-workers, friends, family members, schoolmates, and neighbors to come together as a team from March 15-May 9, 2015. Team Captains will recruit 5 other people to make a 6-member team who will attempt to collectively walk 480 miles, the distance across Virginia.  This distance equates to about 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity at least five days a week for each team member. The program also provides 9 newsletters filled with recipes, motivational quotes, and suggestions on keeping your group moving and eating healthfully!    

Registration opens March 1st! Only $2 per person and the first 10 teams to register will receive FREE pedometers!

For more information visit!

If you decide to create a team and participate, email or call Glenn Sturm at 804-693-2602 or and we’ll get you signed up!

2015 Essex Junior 4-H Camp

When: June 29 - July 3, 2015

Where: Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

Who: 4-H’er who are at least 9 years old by September 30, 2015 and no older than 13 years of age as of June 29, 2015.

Cost: $235.00, which covers meals, lodging, transportation, a souvenir T-shirt and a camp photo.

2015 Essex Junior 4-H Camp Letter and Registration (PDF | 114KB)

Pest Management Guides Available


The 2015 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.