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

November is a great time to reach out to others in need. Our 4-H members have several service opportunities this month .

4-H Supports the Grace Thanksgiving Box Program!

As part of 4-H’s commitment to service to our community, we are asking all 4-H Clubs and members to support the Grace Thanksgiving box program, which provides groceries to local families in need.  This year, we have committed to donating at least 8 boxes, each feeding a family of four.  We are asking all members to contribute to this program and will be offering sign-ups for items at each club meeting in November.  We are in need of the following items:

Stuffing, potatoes, yams, cranberry sauce, canned green beans, canned corn, gravy mixes, macaroni and cheese mix, pie fillings and crusts, rolls, butter or margarine, apples, oranges and other items appropriate for a holiday dinner.

CLUBS AND FAMILIES MAY ALSO DONATE $10 TO OFFSET THE PRICE OF THE TURKEY’S AND HAMS. PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO G.R.A.C.E.  ALL DONATIONS ARE DUE TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY 4 P.M. ON NOVEMBER 16!

Easy as Pie Workshop

Join us for a Fun Hands-on Workshop for kids in grades 3 and up! (Parents are encouraged to come too!) The workshop is Monday, November 21from 6:00– 8:00 p.m.at Grace Episcopal Church Hall at the corner of Main and Ford Avenue, Stanardsville, VA 22973.   The cost is  $3 per youth.  Each child will help make Thanksgiving pies for less fortunate families in Greene, and then take home a personal-sized pie for themselves!  Our goal is to bake thirty pies for local families in need.  We need donations of apples, canned pumpkin, canned milk, sugar and flour. Contact Kathy Alstat at 434-985-5236 or email kalstat@vt.edu for more information. To access the registration form, go to :http://tinyurl.com/EZasPie4H

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 will be 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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