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
Master Food Volunteer Training
Tuesdays, September 20, 27 & October 4, 11, 2016
Belle Grove Plantation, 9221 Belle Grove Drive, King George, VA 22485
Combine your love for cooking, nutrition, physical activity and helping others by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer (MFV). The MFV training will consist of lessons in basic nutrition, meal planning, healthy cooking techniques, and food safety, with an opportunity to sample delicious recipes. Special guests include TV personality Mary Rapoport from the Virginia Egg Council, Cooperative Extension Specialists, Registered Dietitians, and many more fantastic lecturers from around the state. After the training, you will have the opportunity to volunteer in food demonstrations and displays at health fairs or farmers’ markets, food preparation and food safety classes, assisting with nutrition education programs or create your own forum for outreach in your community. The course cost is $90. It includes light refreshments, lunches, educational materials, apron, tote bag and supplies. Applications are due September 2, 2016 or until the class is full. To apply or for more information, please contact your local Family and Consumer Science Agent listed below:
Pegi Wright at 540-775-3062
April Payne at 540-507-7568
Katrida Williams at 540-658-8000
Stafford Plant Clinics
Are you having problems with your lawn or garden? Is something eating your roses? If your plants are not doing well or if you are being pestered by a particular insect pest or plant disease, you can learn what it is and get recommendations to control the pest or improve the health of your plants… for free!
Become a part of our Stafford 4-H Clubs!
4-H Clubs cover a wide area of interest. Please visit our 4-H program page or contact our office for more information. It's time for Learn by Doing fun with 4-H! *Note: when Stafford County Schools are closed due to inclement weather all 4-H programs are canceled for that day.*