Newport News FNP Staff
Newport News FNP Staff

The City of Newport News 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 City of Newport News improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 1009
Newport News, VA 23606-3562

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

Main Office: (757) 591-4838
Fax: (757) 596-2057
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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.

Hampton Roads Master Food Volunteer Training 2014

Master Food Volunteer

Virginia Cooperative Extension is looking for qualified applicants to become Master Food Volunteers!  

Participants receive 30 hours of training over four days:

  • Basic nutrition
  • Meal planning
  • Cooking techniques
  • Food safety
  • Working with diverse audiences

At the end of the training, participants are equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently help others improve their lives through balanced eating and healthy living. In return, participants commit to 30 hours of volunteer service within one year of the training.

Opportunities for service include health fair displays, food demonstrations at farmers' markets, teaching food safety classes, submitting articles to the media on nutrition on wellness, assisting Extension nutrition programs for youth and adults, and much more!

Hampton Roads Master Food Volunteer Training 2014

2014 Newport News 4-H Junior Camp

When: August11-15, 2014

Where: Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

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Debtor Education

Debtor education is provided to help people who have filed personal bankruptcy acquire skills for more effective financial management. Debtor Education programs meet the U.S. Trustees Office’s pre- and post-bankruptcy filing requirements.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Expands Healthy Living Program with Gift from the Walmart Foundation

Virginia Cooperative Extension Expands Healthy Living Program with Gift from the Walmart Foundation

This year the Walmart Foundation announced its continued support of 4-H Healthy Living programs with a new $2 million donation to expand the Walmart 4-H Youth Voice: Youth Choice program in Virginia and 20 other states. This new gift will allow the Walmart 4-H Youth Voice: Youth Choice program to expand its reach from 15 to 21 states across the nation, reaching nearly 75,000 at-risk youth and their families with interactive education about nutrition and food security challenges. The Wal-Mart foundation has been a strong supporter of 4-H Healthy Living programs for several years having granted $4.3 million to 4-H since 2009.

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Newport News Master Gardener Program


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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.

Volunteers Needed for Family & Consumer Science Program