Mark Sutphin, Marsha Wright, Jennifer Fost, Tammy Epperson, Amanda Simons, and Rebecca Davis
Mark Sutphin, Marsha Wright, Jennifer Fost, Tammy Epperson, Amanda Simons, and Rebecca Davis

The Frederick 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 Frederick 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.

107 N. Kent Street
2nd Floor
Winchester, VA 22601

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

Main Office: (540) 665-5699
Fax: (540) 722-8380
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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.

The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Two-Day Managers Class

When: February 23 & March 2, 2015

Where: Valley Health Systems Support Building, Winchester Medical Center, 220 Campus Blvd., Conference Rooms 6 & 7, Winchester, VA

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $150.00

Registrations Deadline: February 9, 2015

The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Two-Day Managers Class Brochure and Registration (PDF | 350KB)

2015 Master Food Volunteer Training

Virginia Cooperative Extension will be offering a four day Master Food Volunteer certification training for residents of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, Page and Warren counties! The trainings will be held in Harrisonburg, VA to accommodate for other participants coming from northern Virginia, the specific class location is still TBD.

What does a Master Food Volunteer Do?

Support Family & Consumer Sciences agents with education and outreach:

  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Health fairs
  • Nutrition and cooking classes for children, adults, parents, and seniors
  • Farmers’ market displays
  • Education at food distribution sites
  • In-school and afterschool programs
  • Many more activities involving health and nutrition outreach!

What to Expect

  1. Apply for and complete a four-day Master Food Volunteer Training course.
  2. Identify volunteer opportunities that suit your skills and interests.
  3. Reciprocate 30 hours of service in your county within one year of training.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Food Volunteer, please fill out the attached application and send it in to the Frederick Cooperative Extension Office or email a scanned copy to rdavis58@vt.edu.

Mailing Address:

Rebecca Davis
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Frederick County
107 N. Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601

There are a limited amount of spaces available so please get your applications in quickly! The deadline for applications will be January 16th, 2015 and the training will begin on February 12th. Potential volunteers must be interviewed before applications are accepted, and background checks are conducted on all VCE volunteers. If you have any more questions or concerns please feel free to contact Rebecca Davis, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at rdavis58@vt.edu or 540-665-5699. We are excited to be adding some great new volunteers to our VCE family, and can’t wait to begin working with you!

2015 Master Food Volunteer Training Brochure (PDF | 527KB)

Master Food Volunteer Application

Pest Management Guides Available

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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.