Franklin County Staff
Franklin County Staff

The Franklin 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 Franklin 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.

90 East Court Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

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

Main Office: (540) 483-5161
Fax: (540) 483-0807
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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.

4 for 4-H Run Amok Raise A Buck

Cover 4 miles of trails on your quest to raise camp scholarship funds for your LOCAL 4-H program.

When: April 19, 2014

Where: W.E. Skelton 4-h Educational Conference Center

Time: 9:00 a.m.

For more information:

4 for 4-H Run Amok Raise A Buck Flyer (PDF | 591KB)

Camp T-Shirt Design Competition

Announcement to all potential Campers, CIT’s  and  Teen Counselors

We are holding a competition for all you budding artists out there. Here is a great opportunity to show your skills by designing our 4-H Camp T-Shirt for 2014.

The 4-H Agents reserve the right to make alterations to the chosen design.

Deadline for the art to be submitted is April 20, 2014 at 5 pm.

Design to be submitted to the office of 4-H Extension Agent in your area

Camp T-Shirt Design Competition Flyer and Competition Rules (PDF | 564KB)

2014 Franklin County 4-H Camp

When: July 14-18, 2014

Where: W.E. Skelton 4-H Center

Who: Youth 9-13 Campers

Cost: $230.00

Applications: Applications for need-based, partial Scholarships are available upon request, please call the office 540-483-5161.

Additional Information: Will be sent to your child through the School system by March in 2014. Need more information, please contact Amber Wilson, 4-H Agent at the office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, 540-483-5161.

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.

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