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
Two-Day ServSafe Manager’s Class
When: October 10 & 14, 2016
The class will be held at the MidAtlantic Farm Credit Building which is located at 125 Prosperity Drive, Winchester. You can register by sending a registration form for each person attending along with a check (payable to: Treasurer, Virginia Tech) to VCE-Frederick County, 107 N. Kent St., Winchester, VA 22601.
To register using a credit card, go to the online registration system at: https://apps.cals.vt.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ServSafe.woa/wa/register?classId=5221
The $150 course fee includes textbook, exam, and certification if paid by the Registration Deadline of October 3, 2016. If your company has a group of 10 or more, the cost would be $120 per person.
Two-Day ServSafe Manager’s Class Brochure and Registration (PDF | 126KB)
National Diabetes Prevention Program
Enroll in the year-long DPP Lifestyle Program and you will receive:
- A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you
- The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress
- Support from other participants with the same goals as you
- Tips about healthy eating and increasing physical activity
To be eligible for the program, you must be 18 years or older, have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 24 or higher, and have received a diagnosis of prediabetes or gestational diabetes.
The program begins September 27 and is free for uninsured individuals and those receiving Medicaid benefits. Others may enroll for $90, part of which is refundable upon program completion. Participants meet weekly for the first four months, followed by bi-weekly and monthly meetings for eight months.
For more information, contact Rebecca Davis, VCE, firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-665-5699.
National Diabetes Prevention Program Flyer (PDF | 900KB)
National Diabetes Prevention Program Brochure (PDF | 455KB)
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.