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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Local Food Systems: Farmers’ Market Vendor Training, Session 1

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Where: Pepsi Building, 661 Craghead Street, Danville, Virginia 24541

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration: Registration is required. For questions, directions, and registration, please contact Kenny Porzio at 434-797-8961 or porziks@danvilleva.gov.

Local Food Systems: Farmers’ Market Vendor Training, Session 1 Flyer (PDF | 230KB)

Farm Tour and Educational Speaker, Lamb and Kid Care

When: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Where: Abbott Hill Farms, 3068 Abbott Hill Road, Halifax, VA 24558

What: David and Clara May Troyer have graciously offered to provide a tour of their farm. Following the tour, Bruce M. Bowman, DVM, Regional Field Veterinarian with VDACS, will speak on the topic "Lamb and Kid Care". He will also provide important information on Scrapie, Animal Disease Traceability and ear tags.

Additional Information: Please bring a chair. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please do not bring dogs to this event!

Registration: Please RSVP by Friday, April 17, 2015 to Ashley Nauta at 434-476-2147 or aswolfe@vt.edu

Farm Tour and Educational Speaker, Lamb and Kid Care Flyer (PDF | 905KB)

Venture Outdoors Program

Attention Landowners! Are you a forest landowner wishing to know more about hot topics regarding forested land in only a day? If so, then you need to register today for the Venture Outdoors program!

When and Where: Brunswick County (April 24) SVCC Alberta Campus, Bedford County (May 8) Claytor Nature Center and Halifax County (May 15) Halifax Extension Office. Detailed classroom locations are noted on the attached registration sheet.

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 | 348KB)

Local Food Systems: Farmers' Market Vendor Training

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Where: Pepsi Building, 661 Craghead Street, Danville, Virginia 24541

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration: Registration is required. For questions, directions, and registration, please contact Kenny Porzio at 434-797-8961 or porziks@danvilleva.gov.

Local Food Systems: Farmers' Market Vendor Training Flyer (PDF | 227KB)

Southside Agritourism Workshop

When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Where: Sans Soucy Vineyards,1571 Mount Calvary Road, Brookneal, Virginia 24528

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 (lunch included)

Registration Information: Register and send payment by 4/28/15 to Virginia Cooperative Extension-Campbell County, P.O. Box 67, Rustburg, VA 24588.

Contact Information: For questions contact Livvy Gill at 434-332-9538, livvy16@vt.edu or Ashley Nauta at 434-476-2147, aswolfe@vt.edu.

Southside Agritourism Workshop Flyer and Registration (PDF | 495KB)

Website Building Workshop for Agribusinesses

When: May 19, 2015

Where: Virginia Workforce Center Computer Lab, 2506 Houghton Avenue, South Boston, VA, 24592

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 pre-registration fee

Registration Deadline: Register by May 8, 2015 with Ashley Nauta aswolfe@vt.edu or 434-476-2147.

Website Building Workshop for Agribusinesses Flyer (PDF | 234KB)

Educational Speaker, Foot Rot & Vaccinations

When: Thursday, July 23, 2015

Where: Halifax Ag Marketing Center, 1001 Landfill Lane, Scottsburg, VA 24589

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Registration: Please RSVP by Friday, July 20, 2015 to Ashley Nauta at 434-476-2147 or aswolfe@vt.edu

Educational Speaker, Foot Rot & Vaccinations Flyer (PDF | 816KB)

Summer Internship Program: Start your career before you graduate

It's an age-old dilemma. Graduates get their diplomas and apply for their first jobs only to find that most jobs require experience. But how do you get experience if no one will hire you?  

Virginia Cooperative Extension internships give you the opportunity to explore careers in nutrition, agriculture, environmental science, natural resources, family and consumer sciences or community and youth development. And you get paid.

Our summer-long internships are credit-hour-eligible. So besides learning about your career options, building your resume and helping better your community, you can also earn college credit.

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