Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
2015 VCE Master Gardener Training Program
The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Master Gardener Program will begin accepting applications for the 2015 training class through November 2, 2014. Classes will meet for three hours Monday and Wednesday mornings from January 5 through April 2, 2015. In order to become a Master Gardener, a candidate for the program must complete a 13 week classroom program as well as all assignments and quizzes. This qualifies the participant as a Master Gardener Intern. Master Gardener Interns are required to complete 50 volunteer project hours and 20 hours on the Master Gardener Help Desk to become fully certified as a Master Gardener.
The James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners will be having their Diagnostic Clinic on Wednesday in the month of October at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 3127 Forge Road in Toano. Residents are encouraged to bring in samples of plant problems or pests to be identified and diagnosed. Free and open to the public. The clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
Contact James City County Virginia Cooperative Extension, 757-564-2170 for more information.
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2014 version of Virginia Cooperative Extension's Pest Management Guides are now available on our website. The guides cover Field Crops, Home Grounds and Animals, and Horticultural and Forest Crops.