Roanoke Staff
Roanoke Staff

The Roanoke County/Roanoke & Salem 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 Roanoke County/Roanoke & Salem improve their lives.

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

3738 Brambleton Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24018-3639

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

Main Office: (540) 772-7524
Fax: (540) 776-7136
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Situation Analysis Reports

Virginia Cooperative Extension takes pride in the premise that vital programming is based on the issues, problems, and needs of the people. A thorough analysis of the situation provides context for understanding and addressing these problems. Each local office updates their situation analysis every 4-5 years.

Situation Analysis Reports

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

2016 Roanoke Valley 4-H Summer Workshops

Workshops are open to youth ages 9-14. Teen and adult volunteers are needed and welcome!

Registration deadline is 3 business days prior to each workshop. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so sign up today!

  • Salsa Dancing - June 14 and June 21
  • Archery - June 14 or July 12
  • Cool Craft Triathlon - June 18
  • Cupcake Making - June 30
  • Are You the Next Picasso? - July 7
  • Chemistry of Cooking - July 18
  • Italian Feast - August 9
  • Sewing 101 - August 11
  • Intro to Beginning Horsemanship - August 17

2016 Roanoke Valley 4-H Summer Workshops Brochure and Registration (PDF | 470KB)

Roanoke Valley Drinking Water Clinic

When: Monday, August 22, 2016

Where: South County Library, 6303 Merriman Rd., Roanoke, VA 240718

Cost: $52.00 (includes sample analysis cost to test for selected chemical and bacteriological constituents – a $300 value)

Registration: Space is limited - Pre-register by August 12th. Contact the Roanoke Extension Office at 540-772-7524, with questions.Checks made payable to VCE-Roanoke or pay on-line at (register as Family/Consumer Science program) and email or mail your receipt along with registration to VCE-Roanoke, 3738 Brambleton Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24018-3639. There is a $50 fee for returned checks.

Roanoke Valley Drinking Water Clinic Flyer and Registration (PDF | 151KB)

2016 Roanoke Valley 4-H Summer Camp

When: July 18-22, 2016

Where: W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center At Smith Mountain Lake

Who: Camp is for youth ages 9-13 as of September 30, 2016

2016 Roanoke Master Volunteer Training

Learn to be a Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteer educator. Receive 57 hours of classroom training to prepare you to teach adults and youth to be better gardeners and practice environmentally sound, earth-friendly habits. Receive on-the-job experience during a one year internship.

Training is from 8/23-10/25, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-noon at the Cave Spring Rescue Squad at the corner of Brambleton Ave and Valley Forge in Roanoke, VA. The cost of $150 purchases your manual, supplies and back-ground check. Classes are taught by university instructors and local professionals. Learning will be an ongoing experience throughout your volunteer career. Let us challenge you, teach and give you a strong sense of accomplishment and involvement making a difference in your community. Application deadline 8/1/2016.

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Press Release (PDF | 154KB)

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Flyer (PDF | 409KB)

Master Gardener Volunteer Application (PDF | 314KB)

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Contact the Roanoke Unit Office for more information at (540) 772-7524.