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

2017 Portsmouth Junior 4-H Camp

When: July 17 - 21, 2017

Where: Airfield 4-H Educational Center, Wakefield, VA.

2017 Portsmouth Junior 4-H Summer Camp Brochure (PDF | 2MB)

To apply for a CIT position you must be 13 years old as of January 1, 2017

To apply for a counselor position you must be 14 years old as of January 1, 2017

Counselor/CIT applications will be mailed out in December during Christmas break. Email cgerg@vt.edu for more information on how your teen can be involved. Interviews will take place in mid February and training will begin in March.


Experts offer advice on keeping trim this season

The holidays can be a time of shrinking budgets and expanding waistlines.

Just a few extra pounds in December can take months to lose, so the Virginia Cooperative Extension offered some advice recently to help keep the weight off.


Portsmouth program aims to help the homeless make the most of grocery store trips

A trip to the supermarket can be a real balancing act for some, especially when funds are limited and access to a kitchen is not always a given.

With thousands of choices lining the aisles and brightly colored fruit and vegetables piled high in the produce department, it can be confusing and slow trying to pick items for a balanced diet without going broke.


City of Portsmouth Extension Office, Bicentennial Celebration, May 2014

Virginia Cooperative Extension- City of Portsmouth office takes part of the Nationwide Cooperative Extension 100th Year Celebration. This was a collaborative effort involving our entire office: Unit Administrative Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Intern, Agriculture and Natural Resources/(Horticulture Agent) & Unit Coordinator & Master Gardeners, Family Nutrition Program Assistant, and Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent & Master Food Volunteers.

City of Portsmouth Extension Office, Bicentennial Celebration Image Gallery

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.