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.
2014 ServSafe Food Safety Management Course
The ServSafe Food Safety Management Course was developed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. The text, ServSafe Managers, is part of the Foundation’s food safety program. After completing the classroom work, participants take a one-hour certification exam developed by the Educational Foundation.
2014 ServSafe Brochure (PDF | 356KB)
ServSafe Course Registration
Drinking Water Clinic
If you have a well, spring, or cistern, YOU are responsible for the safety of your family’s water quality and the maintenance of your supply system! The Virginia Household Water Quality Program provides practical information to homeowners about maintaining and protecting private water systems such as wells, springs, and cisterns. Through this program, a drinking water clinic will be offered in Spotsylvania County in November, 2014, which provide affordable water testing, interpretation of test results and general information about maintenance of private water systems and dealing with water problems. Registration is required in order to participate. Please click on the links below for more information and registration forms.
Drinking Water Clinic Flyer (PDF | 224KB)
2014 Water Clinic Registration Form (PDF | 225KB)
How to collect your water sample
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2014 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.