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 Practical Beekeeping for Beginners
The Northern Virginia Beekeeping Teaching Cooperative offers Practical Beekeeping for Beginners. This class is being co-sponsored by the Rappahannock Beekeepers Association and the Spotsylvania Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
2014 Practical Beekeeping for Beginners Brochure (PDF | 149KB)
2014 Commercial Applicator Recertification Program
Virginia Cooperative Extension invites you to attend the Commercial Applicator Recertification Program on March 13, 2014. The class will be held in the Stafford County Extension Office in the Rowser Building. The program will provide recertification credits for 1A, 3A, 3B, 6, 10, 60, 90, and 91. Credits for 60 (registered techs) are for those working in categories 1A, 3A, 3B, 6 and 10 only.
If you have any questions about the recertification program, please call the Spotsylvania Extension Office, and speak with John Howe at (540) 507-7571 or your local Extension Office.
If you have any questions about registration please call Terry Graham at the Spotsylvania Extension Office at (540) 507-7520.
2014 Commercial Applicator Recertification Program Brochure (PDF | 172KB)
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 | 226KB)
ServSafe Course Registration
Virginia Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals
Virginia pesticide applicator training manuals are approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Pesticide Services, to train applicators seeking certification to apply all pesticides as a commercial applicator, registered technician, or private applicator under authority of the Virginia Pesticide Control Act. Before taking any certification exam, you should study the manual appropriate for that category.
Go to the VTPP website (http://www.vtpp.org) for current prices and publication dates.
Virginia Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals Flyer (PDF | 607KB)
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Too Early for Making Summer Plans??? - Never!
What: 4-H JUNIOR CAMP 2014
When: July 27-31, 2014
Where: NOVA 4-H Center, Front Royal, VA, on 229 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
For: Youth from Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George, ages 9-13 (as of 9/30/14); older youth may attend as teen counselors or counselors in training (CIT). Counselor and CIT training is provided.
Cost: $300/camper, includes lodging, meals, classes, insurance, snacks and transportation via chartered buses
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2014 (payment due at time of registration) (available slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and a limited number of camp scholarships are available)
Contact: Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Spotsylvania, Cindy Puryear, firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-507-7569
(4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.)