Southampton County Staff
Southampton County Staff

The Southampton County 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 Southampton County improve their lives.

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

21300 Plank Road
Courtland, VA 23837

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

Main Office: (757) 653-2572
Fax: (757) 653-2849
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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.

4 for 4-H, Run Amok Raise a Buck

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Where: Airfield 4-H Center

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Cost: Pre-register by April 5th - $25.00, Race-Day Registration - $35.00, Family (3 or more registering together) - $65.00 + $15/additional member, 4-H Club or Boy Scout/Girl Scout Club Fee (min. 5 members registering together) - $100.00

Additional Information: Contact the Airfield 4-H Center for more Information and Registration, Michael McDermott, Program Manager,, 15189 Airfield Rd. Wakefield, VA 23888, 757-899-4901,

4 for 4-H Flyer and Registration (PDF | 489KB)

4 for 4-H Pledge Form (PDF | 691KB)

4-H and F.O.P Fishing Extravaganza

When: June 7, 2014

Where: Southampton Prison Farm, Route 308

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Who: Youth Ages 5-13 (Must be accompanied by an adult)

Registration: Pre-registration is required along with a fee of $7 for participants and $5 for each adult or non-fishing participant.

4-H and F.O.P Fishing Extravaganza Flyer (PDF | 151KB)

4-H and F.O.P Fishing Extravaganza Registration (PDF | 152KB)

2014 Southampton Junior 4-H Camp

When: June 23-27, 2014

Cost: $225, non-refundable deposit of $50 due with registration. Fee balance due June 3 with camp forms (to be mailed mid-May).

At this five-day overnight American Camp Association accredited camp, campers will...

  • ...have an opportunity to choose from a variety of classes, including archery, performing arts, canoeing, and swim-ming.
  • ...participate in team-building activities, play sports during recreation time, and make new friends all while learning the life skills of independence, responsibility, teamwork, and more!
  • ...take part in evening programs that are filled with skits, talent shows, vespers, dances, and special guests.

2014 Southampton Junior 4-H Camp Flyer and Registration (PDF | 836KB)

2014 Southampton Junior 4-H Camp Registration Letter (PDF | 230KB)

2014 Southampton Junior 4-H Camp Schorlarship Application (PDF | 495KB)

Isle of Wight/Southampton Junior 4-H Camp is full, so further applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Southampton Volunteer of the Month Nominations

Cooperative Extension is turning 100 years old! In an effort to celebrate this monumental event, Extension would like to recognize one volunteer every month for the remainder of the year. These volunteers are those who have made our work possible in Southampton County – because without volunteers we would not have programs.

Southampton Volunteer of the Month Nomination Letter and Form (PDF | 353KB)