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

Eastern Virginia Forage & Grazing Conference

Specialists from Virginia Tech and local agencies are conducting The Eastern Virginia Forage Conference on Friday, February 24, beginning at 8 a.m. at the King William Ruritan Club Building: 14956 King William Rd., King William, Virginia.  

This conference will provide you with current research based information for managing hay land and pastures. Topics will include rotational grazing, pasture management and rejuvenation, soil fertility, animal nutrition and health, silvopastures, and weed control. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. After lunch, attendees are invited to join us for a farm tour of Edgewood Farm.

To register for this event, please call or email the Hanover Extension office at 804-752-4310 or lmaxey-nay@vt.edu. The registration fee is $5 per person. Please send the registration fee to:

Virginia Cooperative Extension
13015 Taylor Complex Lane
Ashland, VA  23005

Please make checks payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate, please call 804-752-4310 by February 10.

Eastern Virginia Forage & Grazing Conference Flyer (PDF | 733KB)

Richmond Area Vegetable Production Conference

Specialists from Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension are conducting the Richmond Area Vegetable Production Conference on Wednesday March 8, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Confederate Hills Rec Center (302 Lee Avenue, Henrico, VA 23075).

This conference will provide you with current research based information for managing vegetable and other produce production. The topics will include Weed, and Insect Control, Current Vegetable Production Practices, Soil Health and Fertility Management, and Pesticide Label updates and Management.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will be onsite during the conference to certify Farmers’ Market Scales. Farmers may bring produce scales used at farmers’ markets or roadside stands to be certified for use by VDACS.

A sponsored lunch will be provided for all attendees so pre-registration is requested. To register for this event, please call or email the Hanover Extension office at 804-752-4307 or lmaxey-nay@vt.edu.   

Richmond Area Vegetable Production Conference Flyer (PDF | 800KB)

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)

The Hanover Master Gardeners Need Your Input

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Office aims to improve the lives and well-being of people and communities in Virginia by offering educational programs in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development. If you are a resident in the County of Hanover, we seek to learn how we can meet your gardening needs. By completing this short five question survey, your opinion will help shape the Master Gardener programs that are offered in Hanover County.

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