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
Master Food Volunteer Training
Tuesdays, September 20, 27 & October 4, 11, 2016
Belle Grove Plantation, 9221 Belle Grove Drive, King George, VA 22485
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. Special guests include TV personality Mary Rapoport from the Virginia Egg Council, Cooperative Extension Specialists, Registered Dietitians, and many more fantastic lecturers from around the state. 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. The course cost is $90. It includes light refreshments, lunches, educational materials, apron, tote bag and supplies. Applications are due September 2, 2016 or until the class is full. To apply or for more information, please contact your local Family and Consumer Science Agent listed below:
Pegi Wright at 540-775-3062
April Payne at 540-507-7568
Katrida Williams at 540-658-8000
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2016 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.
Become a 4-H Volunteer
Inspire the next generation -- become a 4-H volunteer! 4-H programs look to volunteers to help our young people learn the skills they need to prepare for their futures while also having fun.