Greene County Staff
Greene County Staff

The Greene 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 Greene 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.

10013 Spotswood Trail
Stanardsville, VA 22973

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

Main Office: (434) 985-5236
Fax: (434) 985-5289
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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

4-H

Contact Kathy Alstat at 434 985-5236 or kalstat@vt.edu to learn more about these  and other fun and educational programs!

Kids In the Kitchen Workshops - Coming on Wednesdays at the Extension Office, 3:30-5:30 p.m., starting January 25!

This after school workshop series is for youth who would like to learn to make a variety of healthy and delicious foods including snack mixes, easy skillet lasagna, chicken noodle soup, fiesta tacos, chicken lo Mein, and more! 

Meetings/Topics

  • February 15 - Safe Food Cooking and Handling
  • February 22 - My Plate Meal Planning/Nutrients
  • March 1 - Cooking Terms and Techniques
  • March 8 - Serving Sizes and Cost
  • March 15 - 4-H Food Challenge Practice-Create your own recipe using a box of ingredients!

 Cost: $65 - includes all materials a binder of recipes and information and an apron presented at the end of the series.


4-H Spaghetti Dinner

Teen club will be hosting its annual spaghetti dinner fund raiser on Saturday February 25 at 6 p.m. Join us for a night of great food and entertainment provided by our teens. Advance tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children and are available at the Greene Extension Office or can be purchased from Teen Club members.


Parents: 4-H Wants You!

Become an adult volunteer! Caring, dedicated adult volunteers are crucial to the safety, well-being and happiness of our 4-H programs!  Adult volunteers are needed to assist with our after school Kids in the Kitchen program, at club meetings and at camp. We are also seeking volunteers for our Cloverbud program (for 5-8 year olds). At meetings, adults can help supervise, instruct and assist youth on a regular or occasional basis. As an adult volunteer at camp, you provide supervision and guidance to the teen leaders and  4-H campers. Your encouraging smiles, kind words, enthusiasm and support are what makes our 4-H Camp such a success each year. All adult leaders attend camp for free. Training and screening of all Adult Volunteers is Mandatory. For more information, call Kathy Alstat at 434-985-5236 or email kalstat@vt.edu.


Enrollment in 4-H Clubs

Each 4-H  member and adult volunteer is required to register online. If you do not have internet access, fill out a new enrollment packet for the enrollment year. In order to register online, you must choose at least one specific club for your child to enroll. If your child was in a club last year, you must re-enroll for the 2016-2017 year. To register online, go to  https://va.4honline.com. If you have questions,  please call 434 985-5236 or email kalstat@vt.edu.

Age Requirements: Your child must be 5, but no older than 8 by September 30, 2017 to enroll in Cloverbuds. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING ADULT VOLUNTEERS TO LEAD THIS CLUB! 4-H members must by 9 by September 30, 2017 to be enrolled in 4-H Livestock Club, Greene HorseShoes 4-H Club, and International Club. Y.E.S. Club is open to youth in Grades 6-12 and involves cooking projects that often require a higher level of maturity. Teen Club is for youth ages 13-19. Eligibility as a 4-H member ends on December 31 of a 4-H members’ 19th year.

Information on Summer Camp is  available in our newsletter. In addition to our current clubs, 4-H offers programs and support to schools and home school groups upon request, including STEM activities and in-school clubs.

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