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.
VCE Offers Drinking Water Testing in Northern Shenandoah Valley
Virginia Cooperative Extension offered Northern Shenandoah Valley residents the opportunity to have their drinking water tested this summer. The Drinking Water Clinics gave people with private water systems access to affordable water testing, help interpreting their water test results, and information about possible treatment options.
The water testing covered 14 common contaminants, including Iron, Manganese, Sulfate, Hardness, Sodium, Copper, Nitrate, Arsenic, Fluoride, pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Coliform bacteria, E. coli bacteria, and Lead. Drinking water clinic follow-up meetings were held in August to provide test results and additional information for the participants. If you are interested in being placed on the e-mail list to be informed about future water testing opportunities, please send your name and e-mail address to us by clicking here.
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.
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.