Surry County Staff
Surry County Staff

The Surry 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 Surry 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.

45 School Street
Surry Government Center
Surry, VA 23883

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (757) 294-5215
Fax: (757) 294-5218
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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.

Surry County 100 Year Celebration Open House

Please join us for an Open House to celebrate Virginia Cooperative Extension and it’s contributions to the citizens of Surry County.

When: May 14, 2014.

Where: Extension Conference Room, Surry Government Center, 45 School Street, Surry, VA 23883

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Registration: Contact Teresa Vaughan if you plan to attend, Phone: 757-294-5215, Fax: 757-294-5218, E-mail: tvaughan@vt.edu

Surry County 100 Year Celebration Open House Invitation (PDF | 2MB)

2014 Junior 4-H Camp

When: July 28 - August 1, 2014

Where: Airfield 4-H Center, 15189 Airfield Road, Wakefield, VA

Who: For Youth Ages 9-13

Camping Fee: $210.00

2014 Junior 4-H Camp Brochure and Registration (PDF | 536KB)

2014 ServSafe Food Handler Training Classes

  • January 29, 2014, 3 – 6:30 pm, SURRY VCE
  • March 13, 2014, 3 – 6:30 pm, SUSSEX VCE
  • April 14, 2014, 9 am – 12:30 pm, SURRY VCE
  • June 19, 2014, 9 am – 12:30 pm, SUSSEX VCE
  • September 24, 2014, TBD, SURRY VCE
  • October 23, 2014, TBD, SUSSEX VCE

Class fee is $10, check or money order. Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Class training is approximately 2- 2 ½ hours, including review. Participants may take up to 1 ½ hours to take the exam.

Call for reservations: Surry Extension Office, 757-294-5215 or Sussex Extension Office, 804-834-1309, ext. 25

2014 ServSafe Food Handler Training Classes Flyer (PDF | 165KB)

Childcare Provider Training 2014 Surry and Sussex Counties

Mark your calendars now for upcoming training hours. Registration information will be mailed approximately 3 weeks before each scheduled class. Call for more information.

  • March 22nd, Sussex office
  • April 26th, Surry office
  • September 27th, Sussex office
  • October 25th, Surry office

Donna McBride, 757-294-5215 or 804-834-1309, ex. 25

Childcare Provider Training 2014 Surry and Sussex Counties Flyer (PDF | 286KB)

Drinking Water Clinic

When: May 19, 2014

Where: Surry County Park and Rec Center, 205 Enos Farm Drive, Surry, VA 23883

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $49.00, payable by check or money order at the kickoff meeting.

Registration: Please pre-register to ensure that we have ample test kits available.

Contact: Glenn Slade, VCE - Surry County, 757-294-5215

Drinking Water Clinic Flyer (PDF | 305KB)

Surry 4-H Clubs

Young people in the 4-H community learn leadership, citizenship, and a vast array of life skills that benefit them for the rest of their lives. Through school-based, after-school, and community clubs as well as camp settings, 4-H members pledge to build a better community, country, and world.  

To learn more about the Surry 4-H Clubs please visit the clubs page.

Diabetes - A Growing Concern

Diabetes affects nearly one out of every 10 people in the United States.  The dangerous thing about diabetes is that many people do not notice any warning signs and remain undiagnosed . . . increasing their risk for heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputation.

What Can You Do?

  • Talk to your health care provider about testing your blood sugar level.
  • Be active at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week.
  • Keep you weight at a healthy level.
  • Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.

Diabetes depends on a diagnosis and active self-management.  Take the first step and talk to your health care provider.