Halifax County Staff
Halifax County Staff

The Halifax 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 Halifax 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.

171 South Main Street
Halifax, VA 24558-0757

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

Main Office: (434) 476-2147
Fax: (434) 476-7777
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Situation Analysis Reports

Virginia Cooperative Extension takes pride in the premise that vital programming is based on the issues, problems, and needs of the people. A thorough analysis of the situation provides context for understanding and addressing these problems. Each local office updates their situation analysis every 4-5 years.

Situation Analysis Reports

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

Venture Outdoors Program

Attention Landowners! Are you a new or existing forest landowner wishing to know more about your trees from tree identification to improvement techniques within your forest? Each spring Virginia Cooperative Extension offers one-day short courses on management options for your timberland. Learn what you should know about thinning a stand of timber for the benefits of stand health, profit, wildlife and overall satisfaction. A new topic this year is an update on our forest inventory as it pertains to harvest versus supply, a must know for future planning of our forests.

When: April 29, May 6 and May 21

Registration: Registration is FREE due to sponsor donations, however attendance confirmation is crucial to classroom and field tour planning. Class size is limited to the first 25 registrants so register early!

Contact: For additional program information details, contact Jason Fisher, Extension Agent ANR, Forestry and Natural Resources at 434-476-2147 or jasonf@vt.edu.

Venture Outdoors Program Flyer and Registration (PDF | 423KB)

Halifax County 4-H Camp

Halifax County 4-H Camp will take place at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center at Smith Mountain Lake June 20-24, 2016.  

Camp is for youth ages 9-13 years old and costs $225.  

This year, we are celebrating 4-H through a Star Wars type theme: 4-H Knight, May the Clover be with You!  

Registration will take place at the Halifax County VCE Office at 171 South Main Street Halifax, Virginia 24558 on Friday, April 8 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.  

A minimum deposit of $75.00 is required.  

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Top 10 Items to Know for Virginia Forest Landowners

As a new landowner or landowner looking for new alternatives, you should consider taking time to gather the necessary tools and information prior to taking action on your forestland. Owning land is fulfilling in and of itself, but can become overwhelming when you think about all your management options. To help you, first, think about what should be done. This can be a matter of opinion if you ask any natural resource professional “what should I do?” Doing some homework first, then presenting ideas to your Extension Forester or State Forester in your county will save you both time and money – both of which most people find they can use more of. Here are some top 10 items forest landowners should consider BEFORE seeking help:

Top 10 Items to Know for Virginia Forest Landowners (PDF | 1MB)