Hanover County Staff
Hanover County Staff

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

Farm Business Transition and Transfer Workshop

Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting a farm business transition workshop on January 27, 2017 in the Dominion Classroom at the Meadow Event Park (13191 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA 23047). The objective of the workshop is to help farm owners and their families plan for the successful transfer of their farms to the next generation or their business partners. The program will run from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm and will include dinner. The guest speaker will be Andrew Branan from the Branan Law Firm. Andrew is nationally known for his work with farm estate planning, tax management, business agreements, limited liability companies, elder law, and other farm transfer topics.

Families with questions about taxes, legal and family issues of transferring their land and farms are encouraged to attend the workshop.  Topics that will be discussed during the workshop include:

  • Zoning Options of Agricultural Lands
  • Setting Goals for the Future of Your Farming Business
  • Preserving Wealth for Future Generations
  • Conservation Easements
  • Farm Asset Transfer Strategies
  • Starting the Transfer Process

For more information and to register for this event, please call the Hanover Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 804-752-4310 or email Laura Maxey-Nay at lmaxey-nay@vt.edu. The registration fee is $10 and includes a brisket and chicken dinner. Please register by January 23, 2017.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Laura Maxey-Nay, Hanover Co. Unit, Virginia Cooperative Extension, at 804-752-4310 during business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to discuss accommodations one week prior to this event.

Planning for the Future of Your Farming Business Flyer (PDF | 304KB)

Planning for the Future of Your Farming Business Registration (PDF | 263KB)

Planning for the Future of Your Farming Business Media Release (PDF | 83KB)

Home Gardening Series Winter 2017


Time and Date

Library Location

Native Plants

9:30 AM, January 7


Beautify Your World with Flowers

10:30 AM, January 14


Container Gardening

 9:30 AM January 21


How to Make and Use Compost

9:30 AM, January 28


Organic Gardening Alternatives

9:30 AM, February 4


Have a Lawn to be Proud of

10:30 February 11


Saving Your Garden Bounty with Canning Freezing and Dehydrating

9:30 AM February 18


Basics of Hardwood Pruning

9:30 AM, February 25


Landscaping – Right Plant, Right Place

9:30 March 4


Starting Your Seeds Indoors - Get a Jump Start on Your Garden

9:30 March 11


Getting Ready for Spring Gardening

9:30AM  March 18


Save Money and Eat Better with Home Grown Vegetables

 10:30 AM March 25


Small Scale Gardening

9:30 AM, April 1



9:30 AM April 8


Master Food Volunteer Training

Combine your love for cooking, nutrition, physical activity and helping others by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer (MFV). The MFV training will consist of lessons in basic nutrition, meal planning, healthy cooking techniques, and food safety, with an opportunity to sample delicious recipes. After the training, you will have the opportunity to volunteer in food demonstrations and displays at health fairs or farmers’ markets, food preparation and food safety classes, assisting with nutrition education programs or create your own forum for outreach in your community.

If are interested in becoming a Master Food Volunteer, please contact Ann Vargo (avargo@vt.edu; 804-751-4401) or Pegi Wright (lvwright@vt.edu;804-775-3062)

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