City of Petersburg Staff
City of Petersburg Staff

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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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—

Session Number 3 will be held for eight (8) weeks on August 6,13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015.

Session Number 4 will be held for eight (8) weeks on October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2015.  

Click these links and 2015 Pathways to Effective Parenting Registration Session 4 (PDF | 278KB) 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.

Parenting Café

Your invited to join the Virginia Cooperative Extension-City of Petersburg for the FREE Parent Café were parents will have conversations with others while learning ways to strengthen their families and deal with life’s challenges.

This FREE program will be held at the Virginia Cooperative Extension office, located at 400 Farmer Street, Ste. 218 in Petersburg VA. 23803. 

Scheduled dates are: September 10, 24, Oct 8, 22, & November 5, 19, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

During the workshops, participants will be able to learn how to become strong and flexible parents, meet new or reconnect with friends, learn how to communicate with their children while building a stronger community. Refreshments provided and sponsored by Central Virginia Saves & donations.  


Parenting Café Flyer (PDF | 307KB)

20+ Ways to Save at the Grocery Store

Learn 20 plus ways to save money at the grocery store. If you shop smart, you can live on a tight budget and still have a healthy diet. Get the most out of your food dollar by adopting the following practices that will be covered at our Brunch & Learn.

When: September 29, 2015

Where: City of Petersburg Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, 400 Farmer St., Suite 218, Petersburg VA 23803

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Deadline to register is September 24, 2105. Call 804-733-1880 to Register!

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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