Hanover County
Hanover County

The Hanover 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 Hanover 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.

13015 Taylor Complex Lane
Ashland, VA 23005

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

Main Office: (804) 752-4310
Fax: (804) 752-4311
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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

2016 Master Gardener's Training Program

Master Gardener’s now accepting applicants for their 2016 training program.  Applications will be accepted through November 20, 2015. For more information about the training program and to access the application, please visit: http://www.hanovermastergardeners.org/

Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Course

When: December 9, 2015 

Where: St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 8050 St. Paul's Church Rd, Hanover, Va. 23069

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Additional Information: For more information please contact Laura Maxey-Nay at 804-752-4307 or lmaxey-nay@vt.edu.

Winter Home Gardening Series

A series of 10 free classes will be held on select Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., beginning January 2, 2016 at the Pamunkey Regional Library in Mechanicville (7461 Sherwood Crossing Pl, Mechanicsville, VA 23111). 

The dates and topics of the 2016 Winter Home Gardening Series are:

  • January 2:  Garden tools & more
  • January 16:  Save money and eat better with home grown vegetables
  • February 13:  Learn to prune: "When, how and why"
  • February 27:  Growing seeds indoors –Get a jump start on your garden
  • March 12:  Beautify your world with flowers
  • March 26:  How to make and use compost
  • April 9:  Berries and small fruit that will grow in Hanover and how to grow them
  • April  23:  How to make the world a better place to live: Use native plants to preserve habitat
  • May 7:  Insects; the good, the bad, the ugly
  • May 21:  Have a lawn to be proud of

Situation Analysis Report

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 Report, Hanover County, 2013

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