Portsmouth Staff
Portsmouth Staff

The City of Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth improve their lives.

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

105 Utah Street
Portsmouth, VA 23701

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

Main Office: (757) 393-5197
Fax: (757) 393-8009
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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

Newsletter and Program Updates

Would you like to receive notification about FCS, 4-H , lawn and garden programs or upcoming public seminars? If you are not receiving our  bi annual newsletter and program updates, send us an email requesting that you be placed on the recipient list to receive these notifications.

Email your request to: smwhite@vt.edu

FCS News and Programs

Eating Right

For more information see the Family and Consumer Sciences program page.

4-H News and Programs

For more information see the 4-H Youth Development page.

Agriculture and Natural Resources News and Programs

Portsmouth Master Gardener free garden lectures

The Portsmouth Master Gardeners have announced the topics for their free monthly garden series. See the Agriculture and Natural Resources page.

For more information see the Agriculture and Natural Resources page.

Pest Management Guides Available


The 2015 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

4-H Clover

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.