Greensville County/Emporia Staff
Greensville County/Emporia Staff

The Greensville County/City of Emporia 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 Greensville County/City of Emporia improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

105 Oak Street
Emporia, VA 23847

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

Main Office: (434) 348-4223
Fax: (434) 348-3643
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EBT Acceptance & Live Cooking Demonstration

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Where: 107 South Main Street

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Additional Information: The First 100 EBT shoppers will receive a “FREE” canvas shopping bag
(purchase is required).

September is Healthy Aging Month

Join us for our FREE workshop Series for ages 18 and up:

  • September 2nd - Nourish Your Bones and Joints
    Learn how to keep bones and joints healthy as you age with appropriate diet and physical activity
  • September 9th - Nourish Your Brain
    Promote long-term brain health with diet and exercise
  • September 16th - Preventing Diabetes: Food and Fitness
    Diet and physical activity strategies to decrease the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • September 23rd - Family Protection & Long Term Care Strategies
    Life insurance and long term care options
  • September 30th - Elder Law Issues
    What will happen to you or your possessions? Wills vs. Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directives, and Medicaid Asset Protection Planning

When: Every Wednesday in September

Where: Greensville/Emporia Extension Office, 105 Oak Street, Emporia, VA 23847

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Registration: You must be registered to attend. Call (434) 348-4223 to register.

Healthy Aging Month Flyer (PDF | 453KB)

Virginia Housing Development Authority Homeownership Workshop Offered in Emporia

VHDA’s Home Ownership Education Workshop will be offered Tuesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office located at 105 Oak Street, Emporia. Participants must attend both sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion.

The workshop is free and being coordinated by Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Greensville/Emporia Office and the Emporia- Greensville Financial Literacy Coalition. It is aimed at first-time home buyers who are financially ready to become homeowners. The workshop covers the educational requirement for a VHDA mortgage and it may also count as first-time home buyer education for other loan programs.

Topics to be covered in this six-hour workshop include: Personal Finances, Credit and Credit Issues, Working with a Realtor, Role of the Lender, Loan Closing and the Home Inspection. Space is limited and registration is required. Please contact the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at 434-348-4233 by Friday, September 4 to register. You may also register online at www.vhda.comA minimum of 5 participants must be registered for class to be conducted.

Apple Butter Workshop

Learn the steps to making and canning apple butter, and take a jar home.

When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Where: Greensville/Emporia Extension Office, 105 Oak Street, Emporia, VA

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $5.00

Registration Information: Space is limited. You must be registered to attend. For more information call (434) 348-4223 or to register stop by Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at 105 Oak Street in Emporia.

Apple Butter Workshop Flyer (PDF | 408KB)

Master Gardner Orientation

When: October 10, 2015

Where: Greensville/Emporia Extension Office, 105 Oak Street, Emporia

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration Deadline: October 2, 2015

Master Gardner Orientation Flyer (PDF | 245KB)

Sewing Club

Greensville/ Emporia 4-H is offering a short-term sewing club to teach sewing skills to youth ages 9-19 as of September 1, 2014.

No experience required!

Call our Office for more information or to complete the interest survey at 434-348-4223.

Sewing Club Flyer (PDF | 224KB)