City of Petersburg Office
City of Petersburg Office

The City of Petersburg 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 Petersburg improve their lives.

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

400 Farmer Street
Suite 218
Petersburg, VA 23803-6367

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (804) 733-1880
Fax: (804) 733-1950
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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.

2014 FCS Financial Empowerment Workshops

VCE-City of Petersburg has three (3) Financial Empowerment choose from or you can participate in all three workshops.  Workshops will be held at 400 Farmer Street–Conference Room 209, Petersburg, Virginia from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

1.    Click this link Economic Survival Guide for Service Members and Veterans (PDF | 3MB) to view the Resource "Economic Survival Guide for Service Members and Veterans."

2.    Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.  Financial Empowerment:  Holiday debt.

Pre-registration is required

Click this link to register.

3.    Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.  Financial Empowerment:  New Beginnings.

Pre-registration is required.

Click this link to register.

Family and Consumer Sciences


Upcoming Events

2015 FCS Pathways to Effective Parenting Classes


The City of Petersburg is now offering "2015 Pathways to Effective Parenting Classes" for parents, grandparents, childcare providers and anyone needing help with parenting and communication skills. Information focuses on pre-school children, primary, elementary school-aged children and teens. Certificates are awarded to those participants that complete the entire eight (8) weeks session.  Pre-registration is required. Maximum of 25 participants per class. Register Early!  Classes fill up very quickly.  For questions call 804-733-1880 or email Katrina Kirby— or Jenny Stanifer—

Session Number 1 will be held for eight (8) weeks on Thursdays, January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, and March 5, 2015.  Class will not be held on January 15, 2015 due to the building being closed for Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday being celebrated. 

Click this link 2015 Pathways to Effective Parenting Registration Session 1 (PDF | 281KB) to fill in the form and then print and fax—804-733-1950, email to or mail to VCE-City of Petersburg, 400 Farmer St., Suite 218, Petersburg, VA 23803-6367.

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Preparing for an Emergency: The Smart Thing to Do

Why Prepare?

If you think about it, you take precautions every day, not just when an emergency occurs. For instance, you wear a seat belt in the car just to protect you in case of an accident. You make your children wear helmets when they ride their bicycles. You double check your iron to make sure it is unplugged.

Preparing for emergencies is not new. Your grandparents probably have extra supplies, such as: soap and shampoo in the bathroom closets, onions and potatoes stored in the basement, and canned goods on pantry shelves in their home. They understood the value of having a little extra on hand in case of emergencies.

All states and counties have experienced disasters. Virginian's have experienced ice storms, thunder storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and power outages.  It is wise to be prepared for the unexpected.

What is in This Brochure?

This brochure describes how to cope with an emergency situation and protect your family. It will help you to:

  • Assemble an emergency kit
  • Develop a family communication plan
  • Develop a family evacuation plan
  • Develop an in-home care plan for family members with special needs.

Preparing for an Emergency: The Smart Thing to Do